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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Examples from the Web for watering hole
The Rock Springs watering-hole was in a hilly region, broken here and there by stony gulches.The Delafield Affair|Florence Finch Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for watering hole
a pool where animals drink; water hole
facetious, slang a pub
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