on neutral ground

on neutral ground

In a location or setting to which neither side (e.g., in an argument, competition, etc.) has a connection and therefore gains no benefit or advantage. I find couple's therapy to be helpful because it gives each partner a chance to air their frustrations on neutral ground. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral ground in the European capital.
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on neutral ˈground/ˈterritory

in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them: We decided to meet on neutral ground.
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"We are very excited to work with Michael Waddell and his team on Neutral Ground," says Kelley Wolf Griffith, VP of Production at Carbon Media Group.
GENEVA, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- The Emergency Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday has decided that Palestine's upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, scheduled to take place in Palestine, both need to be played on neutral ground. "The decision followed a meeting held in Palestine yesterday between FIFA's security officer and local authorities, after which the Palestinian government confirmed that it could no longer guarantee the safety and security around the matches in question", said FIFA in a press release from its Headquarteres in Zurich, Switzerland.
"In view of this, the Emergency Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers hasAaAeAeA confirmed that the security guarante cannot be compromised and that both matches need to be played on neutral ground."