watering hole


noun Informal.

a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.

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Also called watering place, watering spot .
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British Dictionary definitions for watering hole

watering hole

noun

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