1.1A scene of vicious behaviour or ruthless competition: the literary snake pits of New York
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- 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.
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