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Meaning of snake pit

snake' pit"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Informal. Informal.
  1. a mental hospital marked by squalor and inhumane or indifferent care for the patients.
  2. an intensely chaotic or disagreeable place or situation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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