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Be in (or not in) a situation or environment that one particularly likes and in which one can perform well:‘he was always in his element when working around the house’
- ‘He put up world class numbers because he was in his element.’
- ‘In the Bahamas they are out of their element, and they see needs and business needs more clearly.’
- ‘The mice scattered as he approached and pounced, and before long he was in his element.’
- ‘The crowd did its best to make him feel welcome, but Gibson was clearly out of his element.’
- ‘I do believe he was in his element last night as a country singer, but his performance just really annoyed me.’
- ‘Sean Egan was in his element meeting many old friends and enjoying the social side of the big occasion.’
- ‘And so I found myself in Brighton and in my element.’
- ‘Actually, that's about how everyone in this film looks, with the possible exception of star Chris Rock, who is truly out of his element.’
- ‘Serena confirmed her position as the dominant Williams sister and Lleyton Hewitt was in his element at Wimbledon 2002.’
- ‘On the other hand, Kordell Stewart looked totally confused and out of his element until the fourth quarter when the game was over.’
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