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neutral ground

noun, Gulf States.
1.
a median strip on a highway or boulevard, especially one planted with grass.
2.
the strip of grass between a street and sidewalk.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism, for an earlier sense
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  • We are going to meet the kids on neutral ground in a week or so.
  • We needed to find some options for moving to neutral ground.
  • His preference would be to add an extra game for everyone, to be played on neutral ground.
  • Both conflicts are fought on the neutral ground of centuries-old opulence.
  • But that did not please many coaches and general managers, who wanted to see quarterbacks throw on neutral ground.
  • Well here's a few thoughts from someone who stands on neutral ground.
  • The island may have been neutral ground for two independent groups to meet and mingle.
  • They camped and rested here for this was neutral ground for all tribes.
  • For them the area was a neutral ground where different tribes came to hunt, trade, and bathe in peace.
  • It was not directed toward settlement, other than by providing a neutral ground for the attorneys and parties to meet.

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