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bottomless pit

hell (def 1).
something that drains all one's energy or resources.
Origin of bottomless pit
First recorded in 1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And of the bottomless pit, and the flames of hell everlasting.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • For it seemed to him that it must be the death of him followed by a lightless, bottomless pit.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • The patio, in its blackness, was like the rectangular mouth of a bottomless pit.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • The noise of a thousand seas was in the air, and the smoke of the bottomless pit.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • And so she got into the middle of the bush, and went flop into the bottomless pit.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • "It's like looking into the bottomless pit," shivered Delia.

  • I'll see you to the bottomless pit before I'll move another inch!

    The Root of Evil

    Thomas Dixon
  • We surely resembled devils from the bottomless pit rather than men.

    Tea Leaves Various
Slang definitions & phrases for bottomless pit

bottomless pit


  1. A voracious and insatiable person: Mr P is a bottomless pit
  2. An infinite resource of something
  3. omething that drains all one's resources or causes infinite trouble
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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