Meaning of “breeding ground” in the English Dictionary

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"breeding ground" in British English

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breeding groundnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbriː.dɪŋ ˌɡraʊnd/ us /ˈbriː.dɪŋ ˌɡraʊnd/

(Definition of “breeding ground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breeding ground" in American English

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breeding groundnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbri·dɪŋ ˌɡrɑʊnd/

a place or condition that produces or causes a lot of something, esp. something bad:

Poverty is a breeding ground for crime.

(Definition of “breeding ground” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)