on neutral territory

on neutral territory

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 territory. The peace deal between the two countries was brokered on neutral territory 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.
See also: ground, neutral, on, territory
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UEFA last night declared European games scheduled for Tel Aviv next week must be played on neutral territory.
Irish, who crushed Saints 38-7 at Twickenham last term, breezed into the last four with a comfortable victory over National League One title challengers Rotherham yesterday, and they will now face Northampton on neutral territory at the Kassam Stadium, home of Oxford United.
Irish, who crushed Saints 38-7 at Twickenham last term, will face Northampton on neutral territory at the Kassam Stadium, home of Oxford United.
That semi-final has been confirmed, again on neutral territory, to take place at Franklin's Gardens, home of Northampton.
"Playing Croatia on neutral territory would be different to playing Malta," he said, accepting that it would give the Croats a distinct advantage over Ireland.