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happy hunting ground

A utopia. Used by Native Americans to describe the afterlife. The annual car swap meet is a happy hunting ground for automotive enthusiasts.
See also: ground, happy, hunting

happy hunting ground

A place where one can find or do what one wishes without restriction. For example, The North Shore is a happy hunting ground for antique collectors. This term alludes to the Native American idea of an afterlife where hunters find unlimited game. [Early 1800s]
See also: ground, happy, hunting
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He notched after just six minutes to give Blues the win at what tended to be a happy hunting ground at Loftus Road.
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after disposing at the last Quarter Sessions of several housebreakings involving Irishmen delivered himself of an observation that Birmingham is seen as 'a happy hunting ground by many'.
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COVENTRY'S Dean Pithie has made the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green a happy hunting ground and he aims to chalk up a sixth successive win at the London venue next Saturday.
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In the March Post-Soviet Prospects the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Janusz Bugajski reports that the current warfare in the nations that once made up Yugoslavia has "provided a happy hunting ground for several thousand mercenaries and adventure-seeking volunteers from all comers of the globe.
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He won the 3 Steps To Victory at Sheffield this year and should run another solid race at a venue that has proved to be happy hunting ground.
VILLA PARK has been a happy hunting ground for Man United and the leaders can maintain their excellent record today.
It's all a happy hunting ground for the party organisations and not what we want at all.
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