the/(one's) old stomping ground(s)

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the/(one's) old stomping ground(s)

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 my old stomping ground by the lake! After the reunion, everyone from the old gang of friends went to our old stomping grounds with some cans of beer, just like we used to do back in high school.
See also: old, stomp
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stomping ground

verb
See also: ground, stomp
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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