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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.
See also: hole, rabbit
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LOTS of stars fall down the rabbit hole in Hollywood, but James Corden turned hopping mad for his latest blockbuster role.
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Also available as an ebook, Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit Hole is a picturebook retelling of Lewis Carroll's beloved children's novel, "Alice in Wonderland", a classic passed down the generations for 150 years.
Curated over the year it spent looking for its first acts to sign, A&R Shane Galvin felt the Rabbit Hole acts on the compilation deserved increased listenership, even if the start-up label could not sign them all.
Indy lost more than a quarter of her weight while trapped down the rabbit hole and her eyes became badly infected
The museum in Jordan Well launches its new family creative play space Through the Rabbit Hole today, which ties in with its latest free exhibition, Looking in Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations to the Alice Books.
A talented cast brought the children's classic to life with an impressive two storey stage, which included a hidden elevator to help tell the complex tale of Alice and the rabbit hole.
While the set design by Bob Crowley (who also designed the costumes) and the projections by John Driscoll and Gemma Carrington bring many of Lewis' classic scenes to life--Alice's falling down the rabbit hole, her monstrous growth spurt, then shrinking-they can unfortunately overshadow the dancing.
The Rabbit Hole works to promote Emirati and Gulf brands to help increase the visibility of GCC designers in the UAE and the region at large.
FITCHBURG - The Rabbit Hole, a used bookstore which has hosted hundreds of music shows and book readings in its three years in existence, is slated to close sometime this month.
In Kidman's case, it's nice to see the actress' lately immovable forehead participating in her performance, with subtle, almost imperceptible fluctuations in her carefully guarded facade allowing us to follow as Becca tumbles down the rabbit hole of her own emotions.
An Internet search can take you down the rabbit hole that twists and turns at every corner and creates little value.