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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STAFF at St Oswald's hospice went down the rabbit hole for a mad hatter's tea party.
Unlike Alice, she returned home with a bank balance nearly 9 thousand pounds better off than when she went down the rabbit hole.
He says: "Luckily, I went down the rabbit hole early on and now the rabbit hole is a different animal altogether, because my main focus is my kids and my family.
The latest slot winner at Jackpotjoy went down the rabbit hole and entered the Wonderland world where winning doesn't risk the wrath of the Queen of Hearts, but makes your bank balance eat the cake and grow