- adv. idiomatic Affecting people close to, or within, ones family circle.
“Joe Martinez won close to home and the San Francisco Giants routed a makeshift New York Mets team 10-1 on Monday night to split their four-game series.”
“Pintail two has a three-ringer at about two o'clock," brought it about as close to home as it could get.”
“With the addition of the VTI's, many of these gamblers will be more apt to stay close to home if they receive the same excitement rush that they get when playing real slot machines.”
“I stayed close to home on Saturday, leaving during the day only to eat a sandwich and drink a cup of coffee and catch a noon meeting across the street from Phil Fielding’s video store.”
“But if those fortunate children moved to another village that had no one with a C gene, then the children of the intervillage marriage would necessarily have only a single C gene, and so lose almost all the protection from malaria their parent had.15 So to prosper, the children had to stay close to home and preferably marry close relatives.”
“I chose San Jose State because it’s close to home and because Bobby Frasco, the quarterback during my freshman year at Santa Ana, is now the quarterback at San Jose.”
“So for C-Eve’s progeny to prosper, they had to stay close to home and, like Charles Darwin, marry their kissing cousins.14 Meanwhile, Sickle Eve’s children could spread their advantage far and wide.”
“Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he thinks traffic will move smoothly if motorists if they take advice and stay close to home throughout the weekend.”
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