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the pits

A very unpleasant or unfortunate thing, situation, or circumstance. I'm sorry to hear about your divorce, Sam—that's the pits! I worked as a telemarketer one summer, and it was the pits.
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pits

1. n. the armpits. (Usually crude.) Man, you have a problem in your pits.
2. and the pits n. anything really bad. (Always with the in this sense.) This whole day was the pits from beginning to end.
3. and the pits n. the depths of despair. (Always with the in this sense. Often with in as in the example.) It’s always in the pits with him.
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Neither that woman nor human remains in the other Bergheim pits showed signs of violent death or limb loss.
12 shooting, pit bull supporters protested in front of the Springfield Police Department, saying that police were bullying the pit bull breed and that authorities should use "catchpoles, not pistols.
Never allow anything to be placed near the pit, such as hurdles, chairs, etc.
If all goes well, the transplant will fill the average 4 x 4foot pit (48 cubic feet) in about five years, and then enter a state of decline that will be unstoppable.
In a second order for Anchorage International, Cavotec is to deliver six fuel hydrant pit assemblies, two fuel low point drain pit systems, one fuel high point vent pit assembly and six 4" x 4" hydrant valves.
State officials have ordered Boeing to cap the pit with clay or grass to prevent runoff from carrying contaminated soil off the hilltop lab.
The challenges are that certain area residents will benefit from the westerly expansion of the pit and some, at least, won't feel that they do," says Dorland.
Meanwhile, Andretti took advantage of Dixon's and Hornish's poor pit stops, taking the lead and hoping his fuel would not run out in the last 35 laps.
Most of those bones, which began accumulating in the tar pits about 44,000 years ago, were exhumed early in the 1900s, says Harris.
Henry and Brodeur will join the Penske Racing crews in the pits on Saturday, October 14, to take in a close-up view of the action as Penske drivers Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch race toward the checkered flag during the Bank of America 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
The 184 pages of documents that Boeing delivered last week to the Department of Toxic Substances Control include logs detailing how Rocketdyne detonated and destroyed hundreds of thousands of pounds of toxic liquids and gases at the so-called Area 1 burn pit.
Rattlesnakes can sense heat via special receptors sunk in two tiny pits on their faces, explains Aaron Krochmal of Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
She alleges that Shanghai Red's is responsible for the events which caused her to be injured because of its long history of operating its patios and fire pits in violation of numerous state and local fire safety and building regulations, making them illegal, unsafe and dangerous to the public.
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits -- Elissa Wall, a 39-year-old volunteer excavator from Winnetka, clears away gloppy black sediment from a knot of saber-tooth cat bones that poke through the molasses ground.
Scientists interpreted the pits as fossil footprints because of the area's abundance of dinosaur remains.