Watching a Brit television drama recently ,and one character asks this question of another,slightly menacingly.
A peculiarly British expression ,”…when ( you are/ he, she,it is) at home.” A somewhat sneering or perjoritive sense to it.
“At home” meaning “really” or “actually”.
It is a great question to ask actually, but probably not the best icebreaker or small talk opener in the world.
I was fortunate today to have a lovely and open conversation with someone I hadn’t seen in a while and it was a relief to be able to honestly share my current reality ……who I was when I was “at home”.
Without any sense of being sneered at …