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an empty space in something solid ! Do not say there is a hole on something. Say there is a hole in something.
space in something solid
There was a huge hole in the road.
I began digging a hole for the plant.
a space in something solid that allows light or things to pass through
space something can go through
They climbed through a hole in the fence.
These socks are full of holes.
bullet holes (=made by bullets)
a place where someone or something should be, but is missing
Their departure will leave a gaping hole in Grand Prix racing.
a weak part or fault in something such as an idea or plan:
The theory is full of holes.
If you have holes in your game, work on them.
the home of a small animal:
a rabbit hole
an unpleasant place:
I've got to get out of this hole.
a hole in the ground that you try to get the ball into in the game of golf
one part of a golf course with this kind of hole at one end
when someone hits the ball in golf from the starting place into the hole with only one hit
to use a large part of an amount of money, food etc:
Holidays can make a big hole in your savings.
to be in a difficult situation
11 American English spoken
to owe money:
I was something like $16,000 in the hole already.
used to say that you definitely do not need or want something:
I need this conversation like a hole in the head.