happy hunting ground

the North American Indian heaven, conceived of as a paradise of hunting and feasting for warriors and hunters.
a place where one finds in abundance that which one needs or desires, or where one may pursue an activity without restriction: New England attics are happy hunting grounds for antique collectors.

1830–40, Americanism

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happy hunting ground
1.  (in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death
2.  a productive or profitable area for a person with a particular interest or requirement: jumble sales proved happy hunting grounds in her search for old stone jars

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happy hunting ground

A place where one can find or do what one wishes without restriction. For example, The North Shore is a happy hunting ground for antique collectors. This term alludes to the Native American idea of an afterlife where hunters find unlimited game. [Early 1800s]

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Example sentences
This, it can be seen, is a happy hunting ground for the film that aims to start the ready tear and the sentimental sigh.
Why there, no one seems to know, unless it be that the cemetery appealed to them as a happy hunting ground.
He was gazing pensively over the water, dreaming of the happy hunting ground, when the others stepped off the plank.
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