staging ground


Definition of staging ground

: a place where something is planned or initiated

Examples of staging ground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, Morocco has been a staging ground for migrants and refugees coming from North and West Africa, seeking to start anew in Europe. New York Times, 2 June 2021 The world headquarters of travel insurance company Allianz Partners in Richmond, Va., seems like an unlikely staging ground for a million-dollar effort to make customer service better. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 29 May 2021 The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, further raised Kuwait’s profile as a U.S. military staging ground for forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2020 The wall became a focal point of his presidency, a staging ground for political rallies and a symbol of the administration's controversial immigration crackdowns. CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 The_Donald, the subreddit that was, for a few years, the staging ground and the central organizing platform for supporters of Donald J. Trump. New York Times, 29 Jan. 2021 The staging ground for their relationship squabbles has grown from a petri dish to the cosmos. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 1 Apr. 2021 This charmingly cavernous space served as the main staging ground for the night, providing a unique space where artists essentially ended up performing for each other. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 15 Mar. 2021 But the massive security presence for his visit reflects the ongoing tensions plaguing Iraq, which is a staging ground for the wider conflicts of the Middle East, including the shadow war between Tehran and Washington. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of staging ground

1970, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Staging ground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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