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, 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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Barrow were level on the halfhour mark when keeper Chris Dunn spilled after Donovan Makoma's ball in and it fell nicely for ex-Dragon Jordan White, back on his old stamping ground, who tapped home from close range.
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United head for his old stamping ground today seeking to avoid a ninth straight away loss at a venue where they have managed no points, no goals and conceded 10 in their last three visits.
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.
On his return to his old stamping ground at Siddeley Avenue after Saints' Banbury Road ground was deemed unplayable for a third time, Knibbs had hopes of progressing in the competition but it was not to be as an Elliott King goal right on the interval netted the visitors the victory.
Hopefully Ravensknowle Park next - my old stamping ground.