HyperDic: snake_pit

English > 2 senses of the expression snake pit:
NOUNlocationsnake pit, hell, hell on earth, hellhole, the pits, infernoany place of pain and turmoil
artifactsnake pit, Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatoriumpejorative terms for an insane asylum
English > snake pit: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAny place of pain and turmoil.
Synonymshell, hell on earth, hellhole, the pits, inferno
Broaderregion, partThe extended spatial location of something
Spanishinfierno
Catalaninfern
English > snake pit: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningpejorative terms for an insane asylum.
SynonymsBedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium
Broadermental hospital, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, institution, mental home, insane asylum, asylumA hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
Spanishcasa de locos, crazy house, gallinero, loquera, manicomio
Catalancasa de boigs, casa de bojos, crazy house, gàbia de boigs

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