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The teams were in the Amateur Athletic Union, a coalition of grass-roots leagues that often serve as proving grounds for future stars.
However, unlike most cases of stewards deserving their P45s, the Hornets have unceremoniously elected for a one-season manager philosophy even before their promotion once more to the Premier League proving grounds two years ago.
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PROVING GROUND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proving ground for English Language Learners
: a place where things or people are tested or tried out for the first time
: a place where scientific testing is done
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