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watering hole

noun, Informal.
a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.
Also called watering place, watering spot. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Suddenly, out of this hazy world, something becomes clearly defined: he sees a watering hole, surrounded by low bushes.

  • "About as clear as a watering hole on the plains after the cattle have drunk their fill," replied Rector.

  • Close to noon they reached a watering hole, with water none too cool or sweet, but still welcome.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for watering hole

watering hole

a pool where animals drink; water hole
(facetious, slang) a pub
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watering hole

n phr,n

A bar; a saloon; a drinking place: That place is the waterhole of choice for aspiring actors/ a posh watering hole on Madison Avenue/ gathering for the school's alums and their friends at selected watering spots (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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