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1. A place full of disorder, lawlessness, and often malice.
2. A mental hospital, especially one that is overcrowded and chaotic.
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1. a mental hospital marked by squalor and inhumane or indifferent care for the patients.
2. an intensely chaotic or disagreeable place or situation.
[after a novel with the same title (1946) by Mary Jane Ward (b. 1905), U.S. novelist]
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|Noun||1.||snake pit - any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";|
|2.||snake pit - pejorative terms for an insane asylum|
booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, Bedlam
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