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watering hole

noun, Informal.
1.
a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.
Also called watering place, watering spot.
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  • Suddenly, out of this hazy world, something becomes clearly defined: he sees a watering hole, surrounded by low bushes.

  • "About as clear as a watering hole on the plains after the cattle have drunk their fill," replied Rector.

  • Close to noon they reached a watering hole, with water none too cool or sweet, but still welcome.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for watering hole

watering hole

noun
1.
a pool where animals drink; water hole
2.
(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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