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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.
3. The cause or source of something, typically something difficult or problematic. Everything is going wrong lately, like challenges are coming from a bottomless pit or something.
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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.
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Congenitally nice and bottomlessly accommodating Claire (Karin Viard) is thrown together with her idol, successful screen thesp Elisabeth Becker (Agnes Jaoui), when Claire's boss at Elle magazine asks if she can drive the diva to an appointment.
It is this kind of passionate hope so many will bring to this event that I hope is not disappointed--this promise of renewal, this potential for affirmation that seems so precariously placed and so bottomlessly expectant.
A pacing-impaired alleged comedy in which the victim of an auto accident is reborn as the motorist's bottomlessly vindictive son, "Mean Spirit" is about as appealing as a soiled diaper.
Kurt, Alice's cousin who exists largely to play straight man to the bottomlessly bilious pair, more often than not merely explains the play for us ("It's called `love-hate,'" he says usefully of Alice's affections for Edgar).