the North American Indian heaven, conceived of as a paradise of hunting and feasting for warriors and hunters.
a place where one finds in abundance that which one needs or desires, or where one may pursue an activity without restriction:
New England attics are happy hunting grounds for antique collectors.
(in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death
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
A place where one can find or do what one wishes without restriction. For example, The North Shore is a happy hunting ground for antique collectors. This term alludes to the Native American idea of an afterlife where hunters find unlimited game. [ Early 1800s ]
- Happy jack
noun 1. (Austral) another name for grey-crowned babbler
noun Liquor: The increased taxes on happy-juice have cut the revenues from liquor sales (1950s+)
noun 1. a course of action or condition that is between two extremes: Our climate is a happy medium between hot and cold. 2. a satisfactory compromise between two things that are related in such a way that one increases as the other decreases: We need to find a happy medium between conserving land and […]
- Happy pill
noun phrase A tranquilizer pill (1956+)