watering hole


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watering hole

n.
1. A small natural depression in which water collects, especially a pool where animals come to drink.
2. Informal A social gathering place, such as a bar or saloon, where drinks are served: "a Warsaw restaurant that was once a cosmopolitan watering hole for actors and writers" (Newsweek). In both senses also called water hole.

watering hole

n
1. (Zoology) a pool where animals drink; water hole
2. (Brewing) facetious slang a pub

wa′tering hole`



n.
1. a pool where animals go to drink; water hole.
2. Also called watering place , wa′tering spot`.a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.watering hole - a health resort near a spring or at the seasidewatering hole - a health resort near a spring or at the seaside
pump room - a pump house at a spa where medicinal waters are pumped and where patrons gather
playground, resort area, vacation spot - an area where many people go for recreation
Translations

watering hole

n
b. (hum) → bar m inv
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The Watering Hole in St Nicholas Road, Barry, was opened on June 14 by Leighton Rowlands, the current Barry deputy mayor and former mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.
Earlier this year, I read about filling shallow dishes with marbles and water so the bees and butterflies could stand on the marbles to drink - a more trendy watering hole if you like.
The derelict former Small Heath watering hole made PS20,000 more than its guide price when it went under the hammer.
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A few examples are belly up to the bar versus go belly up, get through to someone versus get through with someone, listen in on something versus listen to something, step by step versus step for step, and water hole versus watering hole. Some are quite amusing to native English speakers as well, though many contrast colloquialisms from distant parts of the anglophonia.
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