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black hole

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy, Physics
black holeˌblack ˈhole noun [countable]  1 HAHPan area in outer space into which everything near it, including light, is pulled2 informalBFMONEY something that uses up a lot of money I’m worried that the project could become a financial black hole.
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black holeThe downtown area is an economic black hole.
From Longman Business Dictionaryblack holeˌblack ˈhole noun [countable]COMMERCE a business activity or product on which large amounts of money are spent, but that does not produce any income or other useful resultAnyone who launches a bid for the company will want to be sure there are no more black holes lurking in its books.
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