rabbit hole


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rabbit hole

n.
Something that is intricate or convoluted like a labyrinth and often has no outlet or resolution: "She was plunged down a rabbit hole of benefits changes, paperwork deadlines, ... insurance payoffs, and financial decisions" (Kristin Henderson).

[From the rabbit hole in Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, after entering which Alice encounters bizarre characters and situations impeding her escape.]
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Noun1.rabbit hole - a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbitsrabbit hole - a hole in the ground as a nest made by wild rabbits
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
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Translations

rabbit hole

ntana di coniglio
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References in classic literature ?
As the limber gunners went to the rear, his horse trod in a rabbit hole and came down, throwing him into a depression of the ground.
He made an unsuccessful shot or two at a deer and a beaver; but at night found a rabbit hole, whence he extracted the occupant, upon which, with the addition of a fish given him by the travellers, he made a hearty supper, and retired to rest, filled with good cheer and good humor.
At first, "Rabbit Hole" may seem a radical departure from his more scandalous earlier work (gender-bending rock opera "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and explicit sex drama "Shortbus"); where those films felt transgressive, "Rabbit Hole" is polite, the production itself as neatly manicured as the Corbetts' Pottery Barn-perfect lives.
London, May 27 (ANI): A dog got stuck in a rabbit hole in Haverfordwest, West Wales, and could manage to crawl out only after it lost a third of his body weight due to starvation for 25 days.
at Coyote REP Theatre Company); and director Edward Elefterion and lighting designer Kevin Hardy for their work on The Night of Nosferatu at Rabbit Hole Ensemble.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND CENTRE Experience Alice's Adventures in the Rabbit Hole, where the narrated story comes to life in a warren of life-size scenes.
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Entering the massive steel doors of the gallery to see Roland Brener's recent exhibition, I felt a bit like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. On the floor, a few feet beyond the entrance, lay the spectacular, schematized head of a wolf biting the nose on a similarly oversize cat's head.
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Los Angeles, CA, April 15, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Lotus Crush, the band of rock n' roll veterans best known from The Voice, Driveblind, Candlebox and Jimmy's Chicken Shack, released their sophomore album Rabbit Hole (Skyrocket Ent/ CaviGold Records) today.