Definition of stomping ground in English:

stomping ground

(also stamping ground)


  • A place where someone regularly spends time; a favorite haunt.

    • ‘Comic poet John Hegley returned to his old stamping ground last night to kick off the annual Bradford Book Festival.’
    • ‘Lambert is expected to win his 40th cap on his old stamping ground and was also looking forward to seeing old friends.’
    • ‘The guys were clearly loving playing in Wellington, their old stamping ground, and there were plenty of familiar faces from the scene a few years back.’
    • ‘Each year a few birds are heard calling in sites away from their main stomping ground - the islands off the west of Scotland and the northern isles of Orkney and Shetland - and it is these birds the RSPB is keen to hear about.’
    • ‘In a series of interviews and archive footage it recounts how the two strived to save their remote wilderness stomping grounds from hydro-electric dam projects by taking pictures and showing them to the masses.’
    • ‘Cliff was delighted to be back on his old stomping ground and to be greeted by so many people.’
    • ‘This area too was the stomping ground of the earliest inhabitants of the peninsula - the Khoi-San hunter-gatherers, ‘strandloopers’ who foraged a living from the sea.’
    • ‘You feel that, if she could have returned, she would have instantly recognised her old stamping ground.’
    • ‘In pursuit of developing a set of ‘place’ poems, based on my old stamping ground in Wales, I'm doing some lightweight research on the old Bardic poetic forms, just skimming over the material.’
    • ‘Most everyone has a favourite watering hole, a place they flag as their stomping grounds, where preference can extend to the ambience of the room, the company of fellow drinkers, the way a beverage is prepared.’
    • ‘The previous month, June, they played three venues in Spain, a favourite stomping ground of Dervish since their epic album ‘Live At Palma’ recorded in Palma de Majorca.’
    • ‘Newtown and Chilwell full-forward Brendan Parker kicked five goals for the victors before making an impressive speech about returning to his old stamping ground.’
    • ‘Lynch played for Colac last year - on Saturday he kicked seven goals at his old stamping ground.’
    • ‘He was back in his old stamping ground, Bankstown, in Sydney's south-west, to help celebrate the city's 25th anniversary.’
    • ‘Nice too to see my old stamping ground, Northland.’
    • ‘When Emanuel does have time to enjoy his surroundings, he takes long walks along the nearby beach, studiously avoiding the golf course, the regular stomping ground of business types.’
    • ‘Then it was over the bridge and back along the coast road to our old stamping ground.’
    • ‘Easter was spent relaxing away from the bustle of retailing but it was also a chance to return to an old stamping ground and see how South West Rocks has changed over the years.’
    • ‘His favourite stomping ground was the Zoo Lake, and for years, 19 to be precise, he delighted the Sunday crowds with his impromptu performances.’
    • ‘They will then lead the team out alongside England captain David Beckham, who will be making his first appearance at his old stamping ground since his move to Real Madrid.’
    hang-out, haunt, meeting place, territory, domain, purlieu, resort, den, retreat, favourite spot
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