One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At the venue of each of the teams competing; at home and away from home.
Designating a pair of matches between two teams, the first played at one team's venue and the second at the other team's venue; of, relating to, or competing in matches played in this way.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Manchester Weekly Times. From home + and + away.
home and away/ˌhəʊm(ə)n(d)əˈweɪ/
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