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hotbed of something

Fig. a nest of something; a gathering place of something. This office is a hotbed of lazy people. My class is a hotbed of nerds.
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hotbed of something

n. a nest of something; a gathering place of something. This office is a hotbed of lazy people.
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Although networks that recruit and send youth to hotbeds of tensions exist in Tunisia, this phenomenon is not the way Dardouri explained", he indicated.
According to the RSS, Uttarakhand turned into the hotbed of conversion after it was carved out as a separate state from Uttar Pradesh.
Joined, Wednesday by TAP, he specified that minutes will be drafted for the Tunisians who go back home after having fought in Syria and in other hotbeds of tension, before their transfer to the public prosecutor, in accordance with the law into force.
Nonetheless, small societies lying outside the Western word's corporate bustle are hotbeds of economic activity.
Harrison has been one of the true hotbeds of soccer in this state for years and will continue to be for years to come, when our new home is ultimately built there.
License Technologies Group (LTG) has opened a new sales office in Parsippany, New Jersey, to provide the company with another strategic location from which to serve its customers in one of the country's largest technology hotbeds.
Law Enforcement Forces of the Third Army continued exerting efforts to raid terrorist hotbeds in Central Sinai, the spokesperson added.
The takfiris were holding secret meetings to recruit new fighters in hotbeds of tension in Libya and Syria," it further said.
Backed by intensive air support, combat forces have continued security operations in North Sinai to hunt terrorist hotbeds and cells and to arrest gunmen and lawbreakers," the spokesman said in a release.
These markets have been hotbeds of CMBS lending activity, and Ric will help area banks tap into this burgeoning source of real estate capital," Grabell stated.
The troops, in cooperation with the Egyptian Air Force, also raided terrorist hotbeds that resulted in destroying a motorbike used by terrorists, according to the statement.
TUNIS, (TAP) - A network recruiting Tunisian youth to fight in hotbeds of tension was dismantled in the delegation of Ben Guerdane, Governorate of Medenine.
Because smaller companies are often hotbeds of innovation and creative solutions or have a wireless vision that is unique in the marketplace, they are an important group to track and analyze.
In addition to the 2004 Patent Scorecard, the May 2004 issue of Technology Review also includes a feature on "Five Killer Patents" granted in the past year as well as a Global Invention Map that details hotbeds of innovation worldwide.