Rabbit-hole meaning

Something that is intricate or convoluted like a labyrinth and often has no outlet or resolution.
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A situation regarded as surreal, bewildering, convoluted, etc.
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Used other than as an idiom: see rabbit,"Ž hole. (The entrance to) a rabbit warren or burrow.
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(From Alice in Wonderland) A way into a bizarre world.

These mushrooms will take you down the rabbit hole, man.

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Origin of rabbit-hole

  • From the rabbit hole in Alice and Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, after entering which Alice encounters bizarre characters and situations impeding her escape

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition