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  • n. A possession or financial commitment that creates substantial ongoing expenses, especially one whose costs are considered to be unsustainable.
  • n. Long-standing nickname of a complicated, seemingly man-made excavation on Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, rumored to contain pirate treasure and which has been repeatedly and unsuccessfully probed at great expense.


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  • The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence was NASA's most abysmal money pit ever.

    Deception Point


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  • agreed

    November 12, 2009

  • This is, unfortunately, not a pit filled with money.

    May 4, 2009