money pit

Definition of money pit

:something that uses up a very large amount of money
  • My house is such a money pit—I'm always paying for repairs on it!

Word by Word Definitions

money play
  1. : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as

  2. : officially coined or stamped metal currency

  3. : money of account

  1. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation

pit play
  1. : a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground

  2. : mine

  3. : a scooped-out place used for burning something (such as charcoal)

  1. : to place, cast, bury, or store in a pit

  2. : to make pits in

  3. : to set (fighting birds, such as gamecocks) into or as if into a pit to fight

  1. : the stone of a drupaceous fruit

  1. : to remove the pit from (a fruit)


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