Word forms: breeding grounds
1. countable noun [usu sing] If you refer to a situation or place as a breeding ground for something bad such as crime, you mean that this thing can easily develop in that situation or place. [+ for] ⇒ Flaws in the system have created a breeding ground for financial scandals. ⇒ The current political turbulence represents the ideal breeding ground for this sort of collapse in consumer confidence. 2. countable noun The breeding ground for a particular type of creature is the place where this creature breeds easily. ⇒ Warm milk is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria.
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