(something) where (clause)

You might be surprised that the speaker uses the word "where" to describe a dream. A dream isn't a place, right? Actually, there's a more formal way to say this:

Every so often I'll have a dream in which I'm being chased by some kind of monster.

But in normal conversation, "where" replaces "in which", "at which", "on which", "about which", and so on. Here are a few more examples:

I'm at the point where I can understand most of what's going on around me.

I like watching movies where you don't have to think too hard.

He bought one of those expensive coffee makers where you can precisely set the temperature of the water to a certain temperature.

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