Rathole



[rat-hohl] /ˈrætˌhoʊl/

noun
1.
a made by a , as into a room, barn, etc.:
The first chore in the old building is to plug up the ratholes.
2.
the burrow or shelter of a .
3.
any small and uncomfortable room, office, apartment, etc., especially one that is dirty or disordered:
He lives in a rathole near the docks.
Idioms
4.
down the rathole, for a worthless purpose or purposes:
seeing your inheritance disappear down the rathole.

noun

A wretched, messy place; a filthy hovel; dump: Those days we lived in a rathole (1812+)

verb

To store up food and supplies; stockpile; stash (1950s+)

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pour money down the drain

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