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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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