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
More example sentences
- 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.
from George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, which described a slot where historical documents could be disposed of to allow for manipulation of memories of the past.
Definition of memory hole in:
- The US English dictionary