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a hotbed of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha hotbed of somethinga hotbed of somethingLOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTa place where a lot of a particular type of activity, especially bad or violent activity, happens the university was a hotbed of radical protest hotbed
Examples from the Corpus
a hotbed of somethingThe troubled province is a hotbed of ethnic violence.The Ariadne, if I may put it that way, is a hotbed of super-sensitivity.Vasey's, like any other establishment, was a hotbed of gossip.Since the province was a hotbed of gentry resistance to the emancipation, confrontation looked a real possibility.
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