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watering hole

Syllabification: wa·ter·ing hole

Definition of watering hole in English:

noun

1A waterhole from which animals regularly drink.
Example sentences
  • Well imagine there's three gazelles, right, drinking at a watering hole, yeah?
  • At the few remaining watering holes, wolves lie in wait for wild camels.
  • In a terrestrial context this scenario might be likened to gazelles, wildebeests, and lions gathering around a watering hole.
1.1 informal A tavern or bar.
Example sentences
  • The group also acquired two prestigious watering holes among a dozen pubs and hotels earlier this year.
  • He eases his leg onto the adjacent barstool at the Roadside Inn, the town watering hole, and takes a sip from a frothy mug of beer.
  • Anyway, I'd just like to say thanks to everybody for making Whiskey Bar such a friendly watering hole - and a special thanks to those of you who've helped cover the bar tab.

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