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backyard

noun
     
Related topics: Household, Gardening, Outdoor
back‧yard also back yard [countable]
1 British EnglishDHDLO a small area behind a house, covered with a hard surface
2 American EnglishDHDLG an area of land behind a house, often covered with grass:
The old man grew vegetables in his backyard.
3

in somebody's own backyard

informal very near where someone lives, works etc:
Americans would probably react differently to the war if it was in their own back yard.
4

not in my backyard

used to say that you do not want something to happen near where you live
backyard adjective [only before noun]
a backyard pool

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