Right in his wheelhouse

Posted by Ward on July 06, 2004

In Reply to: Right in his wheelhouse posted by ESC on July 06, 2004

: : What does that and "yank your chain" mean?
: : Thankx,
: : Vidhya.

: From a previous discussion:

: TAKE IT INTO THE WHEELHOUSE - ".we're going to take it into this administration's supposed wheelhouse." From "Had Enough: A Handbook for Fighting Back" by James Carville with Jeff Nussbaum (Simon & Schuster, New York, 2003) Page 30.

: : "Right in his wheelhouse" is a common expression in U.S. baseball, though I don't know how old it is, or if it originated as a sports expression.

: : In baseball, it refers to the location of a pitch that makes it easy to hit for a particular batter.

: Wheelhouse -- A hitter's power zone. Usually a pitch waist-high and over the heart of the plate.


In business, the expression 'right in his/her wheelhouse' means that the project or the task to be done is right in the middle of the area of competance of the individual. It suggests that there is certainly the capability to do the job --all other things being equal.