stamping ground

\ ˈstam-piŋ How to pronounce stamping ground (audio) , ˈstäm-, ˈstȯm-\

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if she isn't at home, you can usually find her at the local library, her favorite stamping ground

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Catholic Europe dominates; the United States is represented by Thom Browne (Mr. Bolton’s partner) and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte; but designers from Latin America, the pope’s old stamping ground, are dismayingly absent. Jason Farago, New York Times, "‘Heavenly Bodies’ Brings the Fabric of Faith to the Met," 9 May 2018 Guests can learn about the 20 leafy squares in the area (the old stamping grounds of the literary Bloomsbury set) and visit the British Museum, led by a licensed Blue Badge guide. George Hobica,, "A bargain with that bed: Hotels often offer free admission to local attractions," 2 Apr. 2018 One of the car girls darts through the back lobby of her old stamping ground. Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, "Wide Open City/Part II: Redpants and Sugarman," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of stamping ground

1786, in the meaning defined above

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