be in your element

to feel very happy and comfortable in a situation

Sitting at the head of the table, surrounded by family and friends, Doug was in his element.


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  • be in your element — phrase to feel very happy and comfortable in a situation Sitting at the head of the table, surrounded by family and friends, Doug was in his element. Thesaurus: to be, or to become happy or happiersynonym Main entry: element …   Useful english dictionary

  • be in your element — be in (your) element to feel happy and relaxed because you are doing something that you like doing and are good at. You should have seen her when they asked her to sing, she was in her element …   New idioms dictionary

  • out of your element — out of your ˈelement idiom in a situation that you are not used to and that makes you feel uncomfortable • I feel out of my element talking about politics. Main entry: ↑elementidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • in your element — in (your) element doing something you like very much and are comfortable with. Paul is in his element when he s working in the office, but when he s making sales calls, he s miserable. Usage notes: the opposite meaning is expressed by out of your …   New idioms dictionary

  • in your element — If you are in your element, you feel happy and relaxed because you are doing something that you like doing and are good at. You should have seen her when they asked her to sing; she was in her element …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in your element —    If you are in your element, you feel happy and relaxed because you are doing something that you like doing and are good at. You should have seen her when they asked her to sing; she was in her element.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • be out of your element — be out of (your) element to feel unhappy or strange because you are in a situation that you are not familiar with. He felt out of his element at such a formal occasion …   New idioms dictionary

  • be out of your element — phrase to feel unhappy and uncomfortable in a situation Thesaurus: to be, or to become sad, regretful or upsetsynonym Main entry: element …   Useful english dictionary

  • in your element — in your ˈelement idiom doing what you are good at and enjoy • She s really in her element at parties. Main entry: ↑elementidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be out of your element — to feel unhappy and uncomfortable in a situation …   English dictionary

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