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.
See also: neutral, on, territory

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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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.
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.