happy hunting ground


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happy hunting ground

n.
1. An afterlife conceived as a paradise in which hunting is plentiful and game unlimited.
2. A place or situation of abundant opportunity: a film festival that was a happy hunting ground for producers looking for new talent.
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happy hunting ground

n
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death
2. a productive or profitable area for a person with a particular interest or requirement: jumble sales proved happy hunting grounds in her search for old stone jars.
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hap′py hunt′ing ground`


n.
the North American Indian heaven, conceived of as a paradise of hunting and feasting.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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References in classic literature ?
For a time, the Indian fable seemed realized: he had attained that height from which the Blackfoot warrior, after death, first catches a view of the land of souls, and beholds the happy hunting grounds spread out below him, brightening with the abodes of the free and generous spirits.
my fathers call me to the happy hunting grounds. The path is clear, and the eyes of Mohegan grow young.
Conclusion Returns to his happy hunting ground and hard to beat if the headgear works for a second time.
It's been a happy hunting ground for a number of years and Liverpool are capable of scoring a lot of goals there and I don't think they'll have an answer to our running power.
SWINDON'S County Ground has rarely been a happy hunting ground for the Sky Blues - although they have two FA Cup victories there (1966 and 2001), they have failed to win a league game in nine attempts since December 1960.
ROXANNE Gold 6.50PM The late 80s proved a happy hunting ground for Steve Martin, and his take on the bignosed hero from Cyrano de Bergerac was another home run.
Monaco has been a happy hunting ground for the team in years gone by, with their 15 wins on the streets of the principality making them the most successful constructor in history.
Agricultural Affairs Manager Noor Muhammad said abundant rains over the past two years had made the province a happy hunting ground for locusts.
Florence won C1 and C2 gold in Prague in 2013, and confirmed the Czech meeting as a happy hunting ground a year on.
France proved to be a happy hunting ground for Keller, whose hat-trick heroics came a full 14 years after he had won bronzeEe as a fresh-faced teenager at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
"It's been quite a happy hunting ground for me over the years and hopefully that will be the case on Tuesday," said Burr.