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English definition of “the Black Hole of Calcutta”

the Black Hole of Calcutta

noun [S]     /ˌblækˌhəʊl.əv.kælˈkʌ.tə/ US  /-t̬ə/ humorous
an unpleasantly full and hot room: One guest at the crowded reception was heard to mutter "It's like the Black Hole of Calcutta in here."Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations
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