• Breeding-ground

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    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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