stamping ground

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(old) stamping ground

A favorite place where one used to frequent; a location where one used to spend a lot of time. It's been a long time since I've been back to this old stamping ground by the lake! After the reunion, everyone from the old gang of friends went to our stamping ground with some cans of beer, just like we used to do back in high school.
See also: ground, stamp

stamping ground

Also, old stamping ground. A habitual or favorite haunt, as in Whenever we visit, we go back to our old stamping ground, the drugstore nearest the high school . This term alludes to a traditional gathering place for horses or cattle, which stamp down the ground with their hooves. [Early 1800s]
See also: ground, stamp

stamping ground

BRITISH or

stomping ground

If a place is someone's stamping ground or stomping ground, it is where they spend a lot of time. I'm a West End man, myself. Park Lane, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly and Bond Street are my favourite stamping grounds. Former pals also found her much changed at Christmas, when she made a brief return to her old stamping ground, the Blue Anchor pub in South London. Note: This expression may refer to the way that stallions stamp while mating. Alternatively, it may come from the dances of male prairie chickens when they gather in spring in order to mate.
See also: ground, stamp

stamping ground

and stomping ground
n. one’s favorite or customary location. I like to go back and look at my old stamping ground every now and then.
See also: ground, stamp
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Milner returns to his old stamping ground with Liverpool this afternoon in the midst of a very good experience with the Reds on the up under new boss Jurgen Klopp, thanks to his style of evolution rather than revolution.
But now she's looking back to old stamping ground Primrose Hill, where she was queen bee in the notorious Primrose Hill Set alongside cronies Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Sadie Frost.
Left-back Barrow, who joined the Exiles from Macclesfield Town and was back on his old stamping ground, smashed home a free-kick two minutes from time.
Victory for the Nats in the former PM's old stamping ground could signal that they are on course for something like the clean sweep some of the opinion polls have been suggesting.
It will be a return to my old stamping ground as Neil Mocroft and I used to work out of Halesowen and Stourbridge in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jones joined Sunderland on a Bosman over the summer and, when the fixtures were announced, they promised the opportunity to make his Black Cats debut back on his old stamping ground.
And utility man Reid, right, who visits his old stamping ground today with the Clarets seeking their first win of the season, insists West Brom's growth in recent years is the benchmark for promoted clubs.
NICK SCHOLFIELD is returning to an old stamping ground today when Bicton Arena near Exeter in Devon hosts its annual charity challenge in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
But Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is convinced the wild child has now grown up and is ready to make his mark on the top flight - starting at his old stamping ground today.
AS EVERTON goes retro for Saturday's visit of Hull City, Dixie Dean will be back at his old stamping ground - at least the acclaimed portrayal of the great man by Wirral actor Steve Hazlehurst will be.
1 GARY Mills had two spells as Tamworth manager and the new Gateshead boss was delighted to come away from his old stamping ground with all three points on Saturday.
The veteran striker, on his second appearance for Palace and back on his old stamping ground almost 16 years after he left, climbed off the bench to hit a second-half equaliser as the Eagles came from two down to snatch a draw.
FORMER Nuneaton Borough striker John Halford has returned to his old stamping ground to become the club's new chief scout.
Foster, whose best horses were Lilli Claire, Sound Appeal and 1996 Cesarewitch runner-up En Vacances, has been back with Hills since mid-May after a short spell with Peter Shakespeare, but found the chance to revisit his old stamping ground too powerful to resist.
Leeds skipper Hopkin should perhaps have done the same - he gave away the penalty, was booked for arguing and was taken off 10 minutes from time on an unhappy return to his old stamping ground.