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Elden Hole

Elden Hole needs filling. A reproof given to great braggarts. Elden Hole is a deep pit in Derbyshire Peak, said to be fathomless. (See Sir W. Scott Peveril of the Peak, ch. iii.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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