the pits : Popular Idioms in English

the pits

A miserable situation

For Elaine, watching her former boyfriend date her best friend was the pits.

Definitions

  • n  any place of pain and turmoil;
News & Articles

  • Lawhorn's Lawrence: When fathers and sons are never too old to play
    It's a high-stakes horseshoe game. This year, there will be nearly 60 men in total drawn to the pits. There will be brothers against brothers, cousins against cousins, uncles against nephews, and every combination in between. Those stakes are high enough, but there’s a pairing that takes it to an even higher level: Father versus son. By Chad Lawhorn
    June 16, 2013 - Lawrence Journal-World
  • Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis gives a family a day of memories
    For the past couple of years, Austin Napier and Robbie Davis have watched crews work in the pits from afar. On Friday, June 14, Tammy Davis’ grandchildren got to tour the pits for the first time, thanks to Michigan International Speedway President Roger Curtis.
    June 15, 2013 - The Jackson Citizen Patriot
  • Runners-up BITE INTO the Best Pet contest
    Runners-up BITE INTO the Best Pet contest Runners-up BITE INTO the Best Pet contest Sarge, a rescued pitbull from Out of the Pits, defies all labels carried by his breed. Grace, part shepherd, holds the prestigious title of "Church Dog." [...] we always return them! — Father Jerry Gingras, Glenville Lisel is like a therapy llama; A hug from Lisel, and woes are forgot.
    June 13, 2013 - Albany Times Union