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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

rabbit hole

ntana di coniglio
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.
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Fiona said: "We think she got stuck in a rabbit hole.
I don't want to fall down the drugs rabbit hole again - there's too much to lose.
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Rabbit Hole Whiskeys recently launched distribution in Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, with plans for further expansion into Wisconsin, Indiana, Georgia and New York.
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call on October 12 to say that a fox terrier, called Zac, had become stuck down a rabbit hole in a field in Kineton.
Sometimes a researcher goes down a rabbit hole and after their article is published, they keep going: Bryan Soderholm-Difatte published a paper previously demonstrating that George Stallings employed platooning with the 1914 "Miracle" Braves.
Now, those looking to descend down this rabbit hole will have the opportunity to do so anytime and anywhere they want - provided they have some spare cash lying around.
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