On another, more macro level, did you find Europe to be such a cesspool of intrigue?
The vote on Sunday could take Ukraine toward a modern functioning democracy or plunge it back into a cesspool of corruption.
In the cesspool of cynicism that is Indian politics, we thought his train ride struck a blow instead for a degree of idealism.
Texas has been a cesspool for injury lawyers, and he made major changes—and the proof of it was they all moved to Oklahoma.
It's perpetuating a cesspool on Facebook for those who would perpetuate real world violence and rape.
At the lower end of the trough have a waste pipe which runs into a cesspool.
Scattering flowers upon a cesspool of iniquity will not purify it.
That cesspool of all infamies, the New York Herald, became the mouthpiece of all the like hypocrites.
I should be the first to be ready to clean out any cesspool you like.
The cesspool no longer retains anything of its primitive ferocity.
also cess-pool, 1670s, the first element perhaps an alteration of cistern, perhaps a shortened form of recess [Klein]; or the whole may be an alteration of suspiral (c.1400), "drainpipe," from Old French sospiral "a vent, air hole," from sospirer "breathe," from Latin suspirare "breathe deep" [Barnhart]. Meaning extended to "tank at the end of the pipe," which would account for a possible folk-etymology change in final syllable.
Other possible etymologies: Italian cesso "privy," from Latin secessus "place of retirement" (in Late Latin "privy, drain"); dialectal suspool, from suss, soss "puddle;" or cess "a bog on the banks of a tidal river."