Definition of hole in the wall in English:

hole in the wall

Syllabification: hole in the wall


  • 1chiefly North American A small dingy place, especially a bar or restaurant: even though the gallery was only a hole in the wall, I couldn’t have afforded it [as modifier]: hole-in-the wall bars
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    • In the neighborhood, you'll find authentic old pubs, hole in the wall shops selling all manner of strange things and artist enclaves.
    • He asked and made Bruce pull into a small hole in the wall tux shop.
    • Years ago, this place was a hole in the wall, modest in every sense but in its offerings of genuine Italian pastries and the real deal when it came to coffee.
  • 2British An automatic cash dispenser installed in the outside wall of a bank.
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    • Using a bank card at a hole in the wall makes the elderly vulnerable to mugging.
    • But these days, banks are anyway basically a computer and a hole in the wall, so why do they need staff and fancy branches and head offices?
    • But I realise they all need time on their own and make an excuse that I need cash from the hole in the wall.

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