stamping ground

noun
\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Once a stamping ground where rugged, able stuntmen such as Cliff made an all-American genre staple, the place is now a decaying gynocracy where hippie chicks laze about all day. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Shocking Right-Wing Tinge of Once Upon a Time . . . in Hollywood," 13 Dec. 2019 There’d also be a pit stop in neighboring Harpswell, a stamping ground of hers as a girl. BostonGlobe.com, "A great day in Maine inspired by Olive Kitteridge - The Boston Globe," 18 Oct. 2019 Thursday marked his first game at his old stamping grounds. Los Angeles Times, "Hyun-Jin Ryu runs into big problems again as Dodgers fall to Diamondbacks," 29 Aug. 2019 Joined by New Orleans drummer Doug Belote, Woodward and Hunter play a series of gigs around Hunter’s former stamping grounds, kicking off Aug. 8 at the Mission District’s Make Out Room. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Charlie Hunter, Lucy Woodward bring da funk to the Bay Area," 5 Aug. 2019 This was the stamping grounds of Samuel Newhouse, a silver mining magnate who erected the Boston and Newhouse buildings, Salt Lake City’s first skyscrapers. James Charisma, Los Angeles Times, "A guide to Salt Lake City’s burgeoning bar scene," 3 Aug. 2019 The Pennsylvania coal capital is probably best known as the stamping ground of Andrew Carnegie, and other Gilded Age titans. BostonGlobe.com, "Location, location, location," 18 July 2019 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, latimes.com, "A bargain with that bed: Hotels often offer free admission to local attractions," 2 Apr. 2018

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1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Stamping ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stamping%20ground. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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