a bottomless pit

a bottomless pit

1. A person who is always hungry. Her teenage son was like a bottomless pit as he devoured every last bit of food in the house.
2. A situation that requires a seemingly endless amount of money or resources. With all the money and time we've sunk into repairs for the roof, windows, and foundation, this house has became a bottomless pit.
See also: bottomless, pit

a bottomless pit

someone or something that always needs or wants more of whatever they are given, especially money It's a poor country with a bottomless pit of debt. Seb'll eat any food that's left over. He's a bottomless pit!
See also: bottomless, pit
References in classic literature ?
It's very apt to set him off with the same energy in a much worse direction," answered Fisher; "a pretty endless sort of direction, a bottomless pit as deep as the bottomless well.
Although the boy had told me that it was but ten feet to the floor below I experienced the same thrills as though I were hanging above a bottomless pit.
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
The bay was like a bottomless pit of intense light.
Into what a bottomless pit has my lust after gold plunged me.
In other words, he descended immediately into a bottomless pit of confusion, and the Young Person followed him down.
It has to be made clear that this is not a bottomless pit.
THE Los Angeles Department of Water and Power appears to be a bottomless pit of money.
It is not a bottomless pit but the way this club has been operating in the past is going to be the way it's going to operate in the future.
Ireland may be sinking into a bottomless pit because the traditional comfort of people, the Church, has failed them.
Billions of federal, state and local dollars were pumped into a bottomless pit, the MTA's regional rail fantasy.
Of course, there is not a bottomless pit of money to pay nurses or anyone else.
The school system in Los Angeles has become a bottomless pit for the destruction of the taxpayers.
I was astonished by the size of the administration and told him he was planning a bottomless pit.
A bottomless pit of racism, sexism, homophobia and general misanthropy, with a sharp tongue honed to slice anyone who comes near to ribbons, the closest thing Melvin has to a friend is the waitress at his favorite cafe.