1.1A scene of vicious behaviour or ruthless competition: the literary snake pits of New York
More example sentences
- It was, according to observers, a snakepit of feuding and backstabbing.
- Atkinson argues the law would force ‘creative thinkers’ to bite their tongue, and so produce a ‘veneer of tolerance concealing a snakepit of unaired and unchallenged views.’
- However, much debate is expected in the snakepit of EU politics before details of how much exactly will be allocated, and how it will be spent, is finalised.
Definition of snake pit in:
- The US English dictionary