Definition of memory hole in English:

memory hole

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noun

  • An imaginary place where inconvenient or unpleasant information is put and quickly forgotten: now that the trial’s been postponed the whole case has dropped into the memory hole
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    • Other fine buildings, however, have vanished down the memory hole so quickly that the architects could write only their obituaries.
    • For a peek at previous party lines, long since flushed down the memory hole, see this post.
    • I know the gadflies will keep on gadding - and more power to them - but this is clearly a story the media elites are determined to stuff down the memory hole.

Origin

from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, which described a slot where historical documents could be disposed of to allow for manipulation of memories of the past.

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