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rabbit hole

A situation, journey, or process 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, it is used especially in the phrase "(go) down the rabbit hole." Overhauling the current tax legislation is a rabbit hole I don't think this administration should go down at this point. I've stayed away from drugs and alcohol since coming to college. I have an addictive personality, so I decided to just avoid that rabbit hole altogether.
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Some of us were drafted by the government to fly 3,000 miles from home, against our will, ordered to walk through this path we knew was dangerous and weren't surprised when we ended up falling down this huge rabbit hole, waking up later to curse all who were within earshot.
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Nicole Kidman rang him up to ask him to star with her in Rabbit Hole, as did Johnny Depp for a role in forthcoming The Rum Diary.
A brave,new film called Rabbit Hole, starring Nicole Kidman in a multi-award nominated performance, is set to rectify that.
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