1. A source of water where animals congregate to drink, especially in an arid environment. Drinking holes are an especially popular hunting ground for predators in the desert because animals are made vulnerable while drinking.
2. A bar, pub, or tavern, especially one at which one spends a lot of time. This is by far my favorite drinking hole in the entire city. If you're looking for Larry, chances are good he's at some drinking hole or another getting wasted.
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