go down the rabbit hole

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go down the rabbit hole

To enter into a situation or begin a process or journey that is particularly strange, problematic, difficult, complex, or chaotic, especially one that becomes increasingly so as it develops or unfolds. (An allusion to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.) Owning your own business is a huge responsibility that not everyone is prepared for. Are you sure you're ready to go down the rabbit hole? I've stayed away from drugs and alcohol since coming to college. I have an addictive personality, so I decided to just avoid going down that rabbit hole altogether. Overhauling the current tax legislation is a rabbit hole I don't think this administration should go down at this point.
See also: down, hole, rabbit
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She probably would have been lost in an abyss of grief and drugs and sex and many people go down that rabbit hole that she decided to pull herself out of.
Which is perhaps why exceptional parents don't typically go down that rabbit hole.