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stamping ground

noun
1.
a habitual or favorite haunt.
Also called stomping ground.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for stamping ground

stamping ground

noun
1.
a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place
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Contemporary definitions for stamping ground
noun

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Slang definitions & phrases for stamping ground

stamping ground

noun phrase

One's particular domain or territory; one's native heath: Ann Arbor used to be my stamping ground

[1821+; fr 1700s sense, ''a place frequented by animals'']


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Idioms and Phrases with stamping ground

stamping ground

Also, old stamping ground. A habitual or favorite haunt, as in Whenever we visit, we go back to our old stamping ground, the drugstore nearest the high school. This term alludes to a traditional gathering place for horses or cattle, which stamp down the ground with their hooves. [ Early 1800s ]
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