staging ground

noun

Definition of staging ground

: a place where something is planned or initiated

Examples of staging ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yamaguchi, the western city near Hiroshima where macaques have bitten and scratched dozens of people in recent weeks, may be a perfect staging ground for monkey attacks: Its residential neighborhoods are sandwiched between hills and mountains. Mike Ives, BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2022 Kherson, a port and shipbuilding center that Russia seized early in the war, is also a staging ground for Russian military operations across southern Ukraine. New York Times, 20 July 2022 Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground for Russia's invasion. Arkansas Online, 3 July 2022 Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground before Russia invaded Ukraine, but its own troops have not crossed the border. Oleksandr Stashevskyi, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 June 2022 Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground before Russia invaded Ukraine, but its own troops have not crossed the border. David Keyton, John Leicester, Anchorage Daily News, 26 June 2022 Belarus hosts Russian military units and was used as a staging ground for Russia's invasion. Arkansas Online, 3 July 2022 In the decades that followed, La Leona attracted other ramblers, becoming a staging ground for wide-eyed mountaineers headed up the spindly peaks that loom over the horizon, most notably Mount Fitz Roy. Mark Johanson, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2022 Altar, about 60 miles south of Sasabe, Ariz., has long been known as a staging ground for immigrant smuggling and is reportedly controlled by a faction of the Sinaloa cartel. Washington Post, 4 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of staging ground

1970, in the meaning defined above

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17 Aug 2022

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“Staging ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staging%20ground. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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