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Snake pit   /sneɪk pɪt/   Listen
Snake pit

noun
1.
Any place of pain and turmoil.  Synonyms: hell, hell on earth, hellhole, inferno, the pits.  "The inferno of the engine room" , "When you're alone Christmas is the pits"
2.
Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.  Synonyms: Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium.






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