money pit

noun

: 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!

Examples of money pit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The building, vacant for four years, has proved to be a money pit. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2024 Looking turned into many conversations: Would this historic home be a money pit? The Indianapolis Star, 29 Jan. 2024 The best evidence of that is the fact that the private owners of the track are willing to give it away as part of this boondoggle, saddling local government with another money pit — worse than its catastrophic investment in the downtown Hilton Hotel. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 25 Jan. 2024 While inactive data for things like Gmail and Google Photos are nothing but a money pit, YouTube content is available to the public, and Google runs ads on those videos, so those videos make money. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 17 May 2023 Meanwhile, Waymo, the leading Cruise competitor, is a money pit for its owner, Alphabet. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2024 What was once the hottest commodity in town is now a money pit with no profitability in sight. Schuyler Moore, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2023 Better to put more money into lower-cost projects linking disparate parts of the existing state rail network than sinking more into a bottomless money pit. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2023 This raises several questions, particularly since AI chatbots remain a money pit with an unsure path to profit. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 8 Dec. 2023

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“Money pit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20pit. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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