Definition of rabbit hole in English:

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rabbit hole


1A rabbit’s burrow: a heather-covered hillside full of rabbit holes
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  • At least at his size he should not get stuck in a rabbit hole.
  • An army bomb squad was scrambled to dispose of an unexploded mortar shell found poking out of a rabbit hole.
  • The rabbit holes are covered with small nets fixed to the ground with a small wooden peg.
2Used to refer to a bizarre, confusing, or nonsensical situation or environment, typically one from which it is difficult to extricate oneself: he’ll continue fearmongering to promote his agenda no matter how far down the rabbit hole it takes him
With allusion to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), which describes how Alice enters a land of magic and strange logic by falling down a rabbit hole
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  • I got lost down a rabbit hole of websites dedicated to papercraft, or the art of folding bits of paper into striking art.
  • In his acceptance speech, he said he's afraid that America is going down a rabbit hole.
  • Another even more baffling excursion down the rabbit hole of ponderous pretense is the next track, "Live Trap".

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Syllabification: rab·bit hole

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