breeding-ground

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breeding-ground (plural breeding-grounds)

  1. A place or region where animals go to breed.
  2. (figuratively) A place or institution seen as creating large numbers of a stated thing, type of person, etc.
    • 2007, Lawrence Booth, The Guardian, 18 December 2007:
      What, wonder the denigrators, is county cricket for (if you ignore for a moment the small matter of providing a breeding-ground for the Test team)?

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