(one's) scene

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(one's) scene

A place, activity, situation, etc., that one particularly enjoys or in which one feels the most comfortable or at ease. Often used in the negative. Thanks for the invite, but paintballing really just isn't my scene. A: "Do you want to go to a dubstep concert with us later?" B: "Oh for sure, that's my scene, bro!" Yeah, I'm not in college anymore—barhopping just isn't my scene.
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(not) somebody’s ˈscene

(informal) (not) the kind of place, activity, etc. that somebody likes or feels comfortable with: The resort wasn’t really our scene. Most of the people were much older than us and there wasn’t any nightlife.I don’t like going to clubs. A quiet evening with friends is much more my scene.
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1. n. a place; a setting. (see also make the scene.) I need a different scene. Life is too hectic here.
2. n. the drug-use environment; the drug scene. The longer you spend in a scene like this, the harder it is to sober up and go straight.
3. n. one’s preference. (see also bag.) This nine-to-five stuff just isn’t my scene. I quit.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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