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abyss
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
a hole or dropoff so deep the bottom cannot be seen — often used figuratively to imply a frightening bottomless pit
  • But somebody's got to keep the language from sliding into the abyss.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (72% in)

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