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stamping ground

or stomping ground

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noun
  1. a habitual or favorite haunt.

Origin of stamping ground

First recorded in 1780–90
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British Dictionary definitions for stomping ground

stamping ground

noun
  1. a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place
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Idioms and Phrases with stomping ground

stomping ground

Also, old stamping ground. A habitual or favorite haunt, as in Whenever we visit, we go back to our old stamping ground, the drugstore nearest the high school. This term alludes to a traditional gathering place for horses or cattle, which stamp down the ground with their hooves. [Early 1800s]

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