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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 become a bottomless pit.
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a bottomless ˈpit (of something)

a thing or situation which seems to have no limits or seems never to end: There isn’t a bottomless pit of money for public spending.the bottomless pit of his sorrow
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bottomless pit

1. n. a very hungry person. The guy is a bottomless pit. There isn’t enough food in town to fill him up.
2. n. an endless source of something, usually something troublesome. Our problems come from a bottomless pit. There is just no end to them.
See also: bottomless, pit
References in classic literature ?
Yes," remarked Fisher, "and what about the bottomless well?
The bottomless well, as I told you," answered Fisher, quietly; "that was what stumped me from the start.
Then, after a moment's silence, he pointed toward the bottomless well and said, in a quieter tone:
But if you think I am going to let the Union Jack go down and down eternally, like the bottomless well, down into the blackness of the bottomless pit, down in defeat and derision, amid the jeers of the very Jews who have sucked us dry--no I won't, and that's flat; not if the Chancellor were blackmailed by twenty millionaires with their gutter rags, not if the Prime Minister married twenty Yankee Jewesses, not if Woodville and Carstairs had shares in twenty swindling mines.
And, as if a little ashamed of his first boast, he turned and strolled away toward the bottomless well.
To continue its support for the Bottomless Closet, WFFC held two clothing drives this year during the January business meeting and fall seminar.
A BOTTOMLESS PIT Governed by a bureaucracy that didn't get your vote With bottomless expenses and financial audits remote Two executive buildings used every fortnight Removal companies laughing at a very profitable delight Who are these people that have the ultimate say Example, "bananas must be straight", and you must obey Audits examined and because of irregularities unsigned In any other company the board would have resigned But they make the rules, the few ruling the rest A wonderful occupation, political entities feathering their nest Taxpayers monies going into a bottomless pit Sadly it is the question, "how do they get away with it?
If Ayr passes this morning's inspection the ground is going to be more bottomless than bottomless.
But at the same time, Ireland is not a bottomless pit of money for any lazy scrounger who wants to sign on, and sign up for an easy life.
Led by its Bottomless Freckled Lemonade, alcohol-free beverages account for a whopping 14 percent of total sales and have earned the company the 2009 Cheers Beverage Excellence Award for Best Chain Adult Alcohol-Free Drink Program.
Bottomless, or three-sided, culverts use the stream's natural channel bed and often are economic and environmentally attractive alternatives to traditional closed culverts.
The bottomless well; the twilight of fuel, the virtue of waste, and why we will never run out of energy.
It is not that this money is for education, these bonds are becoming a bottomless pit.
Readers will follow Lisa through her investigation as it leads her through Europe and the introduction to a more appealing life as she works to solve the seemingly bottomless case.
WORLD BELOW Maestrom (Psychedoomelic)--Maestrom brings progress in the land of majestic doom metal, Heavy bombardments of their doomshine, Sabbath and Candlemass envy deepens my bottomless grave.