staging ground


Definition of staging ground

: a place where something is planned or initiated

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Beijing has said that terrorist groups use Central Asian countries as staging grounds for attacks in China. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App," 2 July 2019 And although maritime shipping security has improved in the last few years, unrest in Yemen means that hundreds of miles of the country’s sparsely populated coastline could be used as staging grounds for attacks on ships. Nabih Bulos,, "It's the world's worst humanitarian disaster. But it's rarely ever discussed," 15 June 2018 Created in the classic tradition of the city plaza and bordered on one side by City Hall and the stately Citizen Hotel on the other, Cesar Chavez Plaza has become the de facto staging ground for the warming center. Marcos Breton, sacbee, "The price downtown Sacramento is paying for Mayor Steinberg’s homeless crusade | The Sacramento Bee," 5 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of staging ground

1970, in the meaning defined above

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