testing ground

Main Entry:  testing ground
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a place or area used for testing a product or idea
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testing ground

noun
a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation; "the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories"; "Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism" 
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