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Meaning of SNAKE PIT

Pronunciation:  sneyk pit

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  pejorative terms for an insane asylum
  2. [n]  any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";
 
 Synonyms: Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, hell, hell on earth, hellhole, inferno, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, the pits
 
 See Also: asylum, insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, part, psychiatric hospital, region

 

 

 

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