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breeding ground

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbreeding groundˈbreeding ˌground noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 CAUSEa place or situation where something bad or harmful developsbreeding ground for 🔊 Overcrowded slums are breeding grounds for crime.2 HBAa place where animals go in order to breed
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breeding groundCulture-specific rules and procedures of turn-taking provide ample breeding ground for misunderstanding.Where scum settles on wetted surfaces in kitchens, it creates an ideal breeding ground for bacteria.Macroconsolidation within organizations provides an ideal breeding ground for insulation, isolation, and illusion.The race, the breeding ground, might be missed, both in sporting and traditional terms, should it cease.The whales' breeding grounds are off the west coast of Mexico.
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