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stamping ground

or stomping ground

a habitual or favorite haunt.
Origin of stamping ground
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
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stamping ground

a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place
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Contemporary definitions for stomping ground

a habitually frequented or favorite location; also called stamping ground

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stamping ground

noun phrase

One's particular domain or territory; one's native heath: Ann Arbor used to be my stamping ground

[1821+; fr 1700s sense, ''a place frequented by animals'']

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stamping 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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