happy hunting ground

noun

Definition of happy hunting ground

1 : the paradise of some American Indian tribes to which the souls of warriors and hunters pass after death to spend a happy hereafter in hunting and feasting
2 : a choice or profitable area of activity or exploitation

Examples of happy hunting ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crumbling cliffs along it, dating from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, are a happy hunting ground for anyone seeking the fossilized remains of ancient creatures. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Discoveries and Awakenings in “Ammonite”," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of happy hunting ground

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Nov 2020

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“Happy hunting ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/happy%20hunting%20ground. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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