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At home vs On home ground

at home—(predic.) very competent in smth. (with the implication that it makes a person feel confident and relaxed):

  • Melanie is equally at home singing oratorio, jazz or performing in musical theater.

on home ground

1. in the area where one works or lives:

  • It was nice to renew acquaintances of students I’ve taught and to meet them on “home ground.”

2. = at home:

  • Godber is on home ground, writing with cold-eyed affection about the Yorkshire mining communities.