the pits

the pits
noun
any place of pain and turmoil
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the hell of battle

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the inferno of the engine room

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when you're alone Christmas is the pits

Syn: ↑hell, ↑hell on earth, ↑hellhole, ↑snake pit, ↑inferno
Derivationally related forms: ↑infernal (for: ↑inferno)
Hypernyms: ↑region, ↑part

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THE WORST, the lowest of the low; rock bottom, extremely bad, awful, terrible, dreadful, deplorable; informal appalling, lousy, abysmal, dire; Brit. informal chronic.
pit

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the pits (informal)
The absolute worst place, conditions, thing, person, etc possible
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  • the pits — pits pits, the pits he pits . The worst possible situation, person, or thing; something extremely bad, boring, or depressing; always used with the; as, cleaning the house is the pits. [Slang] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the pits — {n.}, {slang} 1. A low class, blighted and ill maintained place, motel room or apartment. * /Max, this motel is the pits, I will not sleep here!/ 2. The end of the road, the point of no return, the point of total ruin of one s health (from the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the pits — {n.}, {slang} 1. A low class, blighted and ill maintained place, motel room or apartment. * /Max, this motel is the pits, I will not sleep here!/ 2. The end of the road, the point of no return, the point of total ruin of one s health (from the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • the\ pits — noun slang 1. A low class, blighted and ill maintained place, motel room or apartment. Max, this motel is the pits, I will not sleep here! 2. the end of the road, the point of no return, the point of total ruin of one s health (from the drug… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • the pits — n an unpleasant, disgusting and/or unbearable place, situation or person; the worst place, situation or state of affairs imaginable. This Americanism has become widely used throughout the English speaking world. It is, in origin, said to be a… …   Contemporary slang

  • the pits —    If something is referred to as the pits, it is considered to be absolutely the worst.     That magazine is the pits! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • the pits — informal this place is really the pits Syn: hell, the worst, the lowest of the low, a nightmare; rock bottom, extremely bad, awful, terrible, dreadful, deplorable; informal appalling, lousy, abysmal …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • the pits — poor quality, not good value    The music was the pits. The violins played badly …   English idioms

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