1An unpleasant situation that offers no prospect of improvement: he has to tolerate the rat trap of his first job
More example sentences
- He told an audience of over 500 students how he emigrated to Britain in the 1970s to escape ‘being caught’ in the rat trap that was Dublin where ‘the only thing it offered on a Saturday night was a fight.’
- The trade protectionism for developing countries that Make Poverty History recommends is a rat trap of gigantic proportions for the world's poor.
- I'll let you know as soon as I get out of this rat trap.
Definition of rat trap in:
- The US English dictionary