stamping ground

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stamp·ing ground

(stăm′pĭng)

stamping ground

n
a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place

stamp′ing ground`


n.
a habitual or favorite haunt.
[1780–90]

stamping ground

, stomping ground - Stamping ground or stomping ground originally referred to a location frequented by animals.
See also related terms for location.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stamping ground - a frequently visited place
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
gathering place - a favorite haunt where people gather

stamping ground

noun
1. A frequently visited place:
Slang: hangout.
2. The natural environment of an animal or plant:
Translations

stamping ground

[ˈstæmpɪŋˈgraʊnd] n to be sb's (old) stamping groundessere il ritrovo (favorito) di qn
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George Pascua is back at his old stomping grounds at Far Eastern University as he replaces Shaq delos Santos as the head coach of the Lady Tamaraws.
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The denizens of Al Capone's old stomping grounds just couldn't bear the thought of serving a tasty treat created by force-feeding geese.
The two of us kidnapped Emmanuel Guzman, preventing him from going back to San Jose in order to hit up Navarrette's old stomping grounds.
As he delved further back, Drake's genealogical quest inevitably led hint to Vlad's stomping grounds in modern Romania and Hungary--and to Croatia, the current home of his branch of the Drakulas.
And Macca is making a return to his old stomping grounds to promote the book - Upton Park, home of West Ham, on August 26 and nightclub Stringfellows, home of Page 3 girls, on August 27.
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