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noun [countable] breeding ground pronunciation in British English 
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singularbreeding ground
pluralbreeding grounds
  1. 1
    a situation or place in which bad things can easily begin to develop
    breeding ground for/of:

    The university was a breeding ground for political radicals.

    1. a.
      used about good things

      School football has always been a breeding ground for new talent.


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