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watering hole

noun, Informal.
a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.
Also called watering place, watering spot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for watering hole
  • The environment was patchy, with a watering hole here and an antelope herd there, but no uniformity or predictability.
  • If you're pounding a few brewskis with your pals down at the local watering hole, maybe this isn't so bad.
  • At night, the district becomes a cosmopolitan watering hole, filled with travelers relaxing at pubs and bars.
  • The elephants were in the process of chasing away all the wildlife in the area from the watering hole.
  • Its owner was one of half a dozen elephants, all of which were a little miffed that we'd blocked their path to the watering hole.
  • They are regulars at this watering hole and take their time to cool off.
  • Stock watering hole almost completely covered by shifting topsoil.
  • Let the frogs serenade you at this uncommon watering hole.
  • From not being able to swim in a local watering hole or not being allowed to go fishing because poor conditions.
  • Many of the same benefits of having a large pond can also be obtained by constructing a small, shallow watering hole for wildlife.
British Dictionary definitions for watering hole

watering hole

a pool where animals drink; water hole
(facetious, slang) a pub
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Slang definitions & phrases for watering hole

water-cooler story

noun phrase

A piece of gossip; latrine rumor (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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