home ground

noun
an area, locality, or subject with which one is intimately familiar: When you see those familiar mountains appear on the horizon, you'll know you are back on home ground. Baseball and football are home ground for this sports-loving community.
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home ground
 
n
a familiar area or topic

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The country faces a deepening economic crisis and is regarded as a home ground for all sorts of criminal kingpins and drug barons.
Always a writer on his foreign travels, he remains a writer on what is now his home ground.
There was some desperation in the writing of the book-a longing for my home ground.
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