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British pronunciation/blˈak hˈəʊl/
American pronunciation/blˈæk hˈoʊl/
Black hole
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a place in the space with such high gravity that pulls in everything, even light

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a project, activity, business, etc. that uses a lot of money or resources without providing any results or profit

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What is the origin of the idiom "black hole" and when to use it?

The idiom "black hole" is derived from the astronomical term "black hole," which refers to an extremely dense region in space with such strong gravitational forces that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. In the figurative sense, "black hole" was later used to describe something that consumes vast amounts of resources, such as money, time, or effort, without yielding any productive or beneficial results.

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a difficult state or condition that is not easy to escape from

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What is the origin of the idiom "black hole" and when to use it?

The idiom "black hole" is borrowed from the astronomical term that describes a region in space with gravitational forces so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. It is used to describe a situation or condition that is extremely difficult, challenging, or nearly impossible to escape from, often due to its overwhelming nature.

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Galactic nuclei often harbor supermassive black holes at their centers.
Black holes are a fascinating subject of astrophysical investigation due to their extreme gravitational effects.
The macrocosm holds wonders beyond imagination, from distant galaxies to enigmatic black holes.
The Council is the Achilles heel of European democracy, if not the black hole.
The intense brightness of a quasar is attributed to the gravitational energy of a black hole.
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