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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a pit containing poisonous snakes
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/09/2015
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an environment in which people treat each other very badly in order to succeed

    Even in the snakepit of Hollywood, there are, if you're lucky enough to find them, wonderful people who keep their word.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/09/2015
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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