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  1. rathole

    • IPA[ˈrathəʊl]

    英式

    • n.
      a cramped or squalid room or building;used to refer to the waste of money or resources
    • v.
      hide (money or goods), typically as part of a deception
    • noun: rathole, plural noun: ratholes

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. informal a cramped or squalid room or building a rathole where a friend lived until her place was broken into for the seventeenth time
    • 2. North American informal used to refer to the waste of money or resources pouring our assets down the rathole of military expenditure
    • 3. (in the oil industry) a shallow hole drilled near a well to accommodate the drill string joint when not in use.
    • a small hole drilled at the bottom of a larger hole.

    動詞

    • 1. North American informal hide (money or goods), typically as part of a deception he had ratholed the nine thousand that nobody could find
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    • IPA[ˈratˌhōl]

    美式

    • n.
      a cramped or squalid room or building: a rathole where a friend lived until her place was broken into for the seventeenth time
    • v.
      hide (money or goods), typically as part of a fraud or deception: he had ratholed the nine thousand that nobody could find

    Oxford American Dictionary