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hellhole

n. a hot and crowded place; any unpleasant place. (Use caution with hell.) The theater was an overcrowded hellhole. Lucky there was no fire.
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"When they were there on a lie and they are badly equipped and are sent to a hellhole on nothing, it's tough for a man to take, I think.
There is the right blend of black humor and action in Hellhole, but the book often reads like a formula, where characterization takes a back seat to cleverness.
"In 'Homeland,' it's portrayed as a grimy hellhole and war zone where shootouts and bombs go off with dead bodies scattered around.
In Homeland it's portrayed as a grimy hellhole and war zone where shootouts and bombs go off.
According to ATRF the following are the top Judicial Hellholes: California; West Virginia; Madison County, Ill.; New York City and Albany, N.Y.; and Baltimore.
After a year of observation on the "Watch List," McLean County advances to a Judicial Hellhole due to its unique practice of allowing lawsuits that seek compensation for asbestos-related injuries, even when the plaintiff did not come in contact with the named defendant's products.
ATRF also published a Watch List of jurisdictions considered less severe but on the cusp of attaining Judicial Hellhole status.
No doubt, the notoriety of being labeled a "judicial hellhole" has helped to bring some reform.
The report was also undermined by independent sources, including a West Virginia University study released the day before the report named the state as a "hellhole." The study found there is no lawsuit crisis in the state.
Habana created a "hellhole," Vivian Hewitt told the New York Times after her mother died when "a large bedsore became infected with feces."
Imprisoned in a hellhole and tormented by a sadistic warden, Broda Joe devises a clever plan of escape when he hears that his little brother has been orphaned, knowing that Tug will need him now more than ever.
On that day; he demonstrated that it was a hellhole. Because he had no formal education, he said he had gone from one hole to another--from the coal mines to the subways.
Any glamour attached to hard drugs is quickly dispelled by these pictures which expose a squalid and filthy hellhole unfit for vermin, let alone humans.
The American Tort Reform Association, which has characterized Madison County as a "judicial hellhole" for corporate defendants, welcome the action by Judge Nicholas Byron.
"Here they took my children away from me and judged me, and then threw them into a hellhole," she said.