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ground zero

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a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • a city that was once ground zero for the insurance industry

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The first known use of ground zero was in 1946

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“Ground zero.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ground%20zero. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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