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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

stomp a mudhole in (someone or something)

slang To violently strike someone or something. The captain of the football team threatened to stop a mudhole in me when he caught me flirting with his girlfriend.
See also: stomp

stomp off

To leave very angrily and noisily, stomping or as if stomping one's feet. Don't just stomp off like that—talk to me about how you're feeling. The manager yelled at us for our mistakes and then stomped off in a rage.
See also: off, stomp

stomp on (someone or something)

1. Literally, to strike, smash, or crush someone or something with one's foot. I stomped on the hot coals to extinguish them. The group of assailants knocked the poor man down and stomped on him until he was unconscious.
2. By extension, to subdue, suppress, of inhibit someone or something forcibly or without mercy or tact. My father always stomped on my dreams of becoming an actor. The company made a point of stomping on any employee who so much as suggested forming a union.
3. To defeat someone or some group with total domination. The returning champions stomped on the underdog challengers in a brutal 47–0 defeat.
See also: on, stomp

stomp out

1. Literally, to extinguish a spark or fire by stomping on it with one's feet. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stomp" and "out." We quickly stomped out the fire so that it wouldn't be seen in the night sky. An ember popped out of the fireplace and onto the rug, so I stomped it out before it set the place alight.
2. By extension, to destroy, extinguish, or eliminate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stomp" and "out." Scientists from around the world are joining together in a bid to stomp out the devastating disease. The dictator vowed to stomp the rebels out once and for all.
See also: out, stomp
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stomp on someone

1. Lit. to stamp someone down. The angry crowd knocked him down and stomped on him. The crowd stomped on the mugger.
2. Fig. to repress someone. Every time I get a good idea, the boss stomps on me. Don't stomp on her every time she says something.
See also: on, stomp
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stamping ground


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
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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

stomping ground

See also: ground, stomp

stomp (on) someone

tv. & in. to beat someone; to misuse someone. One team stomped on the other so hard and fast, the scoreboard couldn’t keep up.
See also: on, someone, stomp

stomp someone

See also: someone, 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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