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  1. tar pit

    • IPA[ˈtär ˌpit]
    • n.
      a hollow in which natural tar oozes out of the ground and accumulates, in particular one in which the bones of prehistoric animals trapped in the tar have been preserved;a complicated or difficult situation or problem
    • noun: tar pit, plural noun: tar pits

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    • 1. a hollow in which natural tar oozes out of the ground and accumulates, in particular one in which the bones of prehistoric animals trapped in the tar have been preserved fossil remains of dire wolves are abundant in the La Brea tar pits
    • a complicated or difficult situation or problem about seven million homeowners continue to be stuck in the tar pit of serious negative equity