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  • 1 in one's element — {adv. phr.} 1. In one s natural surroundings. * /The deep sea fish is in his element in deep ocean water./ 2. Where you can do your best. * /John is in his element working on the farm./ Compare: AT HOME 2. Contrast: OUT OF ONE S ELEMENT …

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  • 2 in one's element — {adv. phr.} 1. In one s natural surroundings. * /The deep sea fish is in his element in deep ocean water./ 2. Where you can do your best. * /John is in his element working on the farm./ Compare: AT HOME 2. Contrast: OUT OF ONE S ELEMENT …

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  • 3 in\ one's\ element — adv. phr. 1. In one s natural surroundings. The deep sea fish is in his element in deep ocean water. 2. Where you can do your best. John is in his element working on the farm. Compare: at home(2) Contrast: out of one s element …

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  • 4 in one's element — In the surroundings most natural or pleasing to one • • • Main Entry: ↑element …

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  • 5 in one's element —    When you are in your element, you are doing something that you do well, and you are enjoying yourself.     My brother, who is an estate agent, was in his element house hunting for our parents …

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  • 6 in one's element — adjective In a situation which is entirely suitable, familiar, or enjoyable. You can tell hes completely in his element when hes talking about his favorite hobby. Syn: at home …

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  • 7 in one's element — in an environment or situation that comes naturally to someone She is in her element being in charge of the new sales department …

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  • 8 in one's element —  Congenially occupied …

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  • 9 out of one's element — {adv. phr.} Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. * /Wild animals are out of their element in cages./ * /Chris is out of his element in singing class./ Compare: OUT OF PLACE, BEYOND ONE S DEPTH. Contrast: IN ONE …

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  • 10 out of one's element — {adv. phr.} Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. * /Wild animals are out of their element in cages./ * /Chris is out of his element in singing class./ Compare: OUT OF PLACE, BEYOND ONE S DEPTH. Contrast: IN ONE …

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  • 11 out\ of\ one's\ element — adv. phr. Outside of your natural surroundings; where you do not belong or fit in. Wild animals are out of their element in cages. Chris is out of his element in singing class. Compare: out of place, beyond one s depth Contrast: in one s element …

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  • 12 out of one's element — where one does not belong or fit in He is out of his element teaching the computer course. He doesn t know anything at all about computers …

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  • 13 be in one's element — be in one s natural surroundings, be comfortable, do something one is proficient at …

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  • 14 element — [el′ə mənt] n. [ME < OFr < L elementum, first principle, element] 1. any of the four substances (earth, air, fire, and water) formerly believed to constitute all physical matter 2. any of these four substances thought of as the natural… …

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  • 15 One of Us (novel) — One of Us is a novel by Michael Marshall Smith first published in 1998. It was the third novel Smith had published, and is similar in style to his earlier works, Only Forward and Spares, written as it is in sardonic first person prose, and set in …

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  • 16 element — /el euh meuhnt/, n. 1. a component or constituent of a whole or one of the parts into which a whole may be resolved by analysis: Bricks and mortar are elements of every masonry wall. 2. Chem. one of a class of substances that cannot be separated… …

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  • 17 element — n. component 1) a basic, essential, vital element group 2) a foreign element 3) criminal; extremist; subversive; undesirable elements substance 4) chemical elements natural environment 5) in one s element; out of one s element factor 6) the human …

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  • 18 element — el•e•ment art at electrum [[t]ˈɛl ə mənt[/t]] n. 1) a component or constituent of a whole or one of the parts into which a whole may be resolved by analysis 2) chem. one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by …

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  • 19 element — /ˈɛləmənt / (say eluhmuhnt) noun 1. a component or constituent part of a whole. 2. (plural) the rudimentary principles of an art, science, etc.: the elements of grammar. 3. one of the simple substances, usually earth, water, air, and fire,… …

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  • 20 Element — In seinem Element sein: sich wohlfühlen (›wie der Fisch im Wasser‹), sich in dem Kreis bewegen, auf den man durch seine Begabung von Natur aus angewiesen ist; z.B. in Schillers ›Räubern‹ (II, 3): »Da ist er in seinem Element und haust… …

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