a situation that is ideal for rapid development (especially of something bad);
"it was a hotbed of vice"
a bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants
- Bureaucracy is a hotbed of bribery and corruption.
- Which led anti-Nazis to paint the National Socialist Party as a homosexual hotbed.
The monasteries were not hotbeds of crime and luxury.出自： M. Cox