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Definition of 'snake pit'


  1. any place of pain and turmoil; "the hell of battle"; "the inferno of the engine room"; "when you're alone Christmas is the pits";
       Synonyms: hell hell on earth hellhole the pits inferno
  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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