rabbit hole


rabbit hole

noun

Definition of RABBIT HOLE

:  a bizarre or difficult state or situation —usually used in the phrase down the rabbit hole

Examples of RABBIT HOLE

  1. <shoreline residents are finding themselves helplessly falling down a rabbit hole in their Sisyphean efforts to halt beach erosion>

Origin of RABBIT HOLE

from the rabbit hole that Alice enters in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
First Known Use: 1980

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