Rabbit hole

Idiom

Rabbit Hole

Definition

A situation that is filled with mystery and confusion, or a situation that seems to lead one down an endless path of exploration.

Origin

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Examples

I started researching the topic and it felt like I was going down a rabbit hole of information.

I’m not sure I understand the situation, it feels like I’m going down a rabbit hole.

Faqs

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What does the phrase ‘Going down the rabbit hole’ mean?

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The phrase ‘Going down the rabbit hole’ is used to describe a situation that is filled with mystery and confusion, or a situation that seems to lead one down an endless path of exploration.

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Where did the phrase ‘Going down the rabbit hole’ originate?

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The phrase is attributed to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as Alice falls down a rabbit hole and is taken on a surreal journey.