stomping ground


Definition of stomping ground 

: a favorite or habitual resort also : familiar territory

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The mall was their stomping ground. a major part of the fun of alumni weekend is visiting the old stomping grounds

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London artist Richard Wilson is working on a 60-foot mural of Smith in a project at 4545 Girard Ave. in the actor’s old West Philadelphia stomping grounds. Nick Vadala,, "Will Smith is finally getting his own mural in West Philadelphia," 1 June 2018 Cain slugged the first pitch of the game for a home run and right-hander Jhoulys Chacín did some good work in his old Coors Field stomping ground, sparking the Brewers to a 5-2 victory Thursday night over the Colorado Rockies. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Rockies 2: Cain ignites offense with lead-off homer, Chacin gets job done," 10 May 2018 The scientists placed geophones, which convert ground vibrations into electronic signals, near the stomping grounds of wild elephants in Kenya. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Earthquake-Monitoring Technology May Help Protect Elephants from Poachers," 9 May 2018 The reality stars popped by the famous cartoon character’s stomping grounds before hitting up a stand selling treats like matcha cheesecake and Harajuku crepes. Dave Quinn,, "Kim Kardashian Jets Out of Tokyo in — What Else? — Super Fancy Cream Sweatpants," 3 Mar. 2018 The funky, bohemian burg where beachgoers can skateboard, shop for dream catchers or balance their chakras is now the stomping grounds of tech giants like Google. Emily Alpert Reyes,, "For Venice property owners, the bills have arrived — but promised services have not," 4 Feb. 2018 The Wolkoffs were married in 2000 in an extravagant wedding at the Pierre Hotel, stomping grounds of Gossip Girl characters. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "9 Things You Need to Know About Stephanie Winston Wolkoff," 21 Feb. 2017 But Stewart’s visit to her first N.Y.C. stomping grounds, during a September 21 photo shoot, was, per Page Six, not without a little tension. Hilary Weaver,, "Martha Stewart Is Reportedly Missing an Apple Pie Dish," 20 Oct. 2017 The investigation takes readers to a bar where Ben Johnson has scratched his initials on a table, Oscar Wilde’s stomping grounds, and into secret societies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Paging Through Mysteries: Haunting murders and settling 'Old Scores'," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of stomping ground

1854, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stomping ground

: a place where someone likes to go or often goes

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a nest or breeding place

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