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salt mine (plural salt mines)

  1. Any mine used for the extraction of salt.
  2. (by extension) Any laborious work situation, especially in a confined space.
  3. (Internet slang, derogatory) An abundance of indignation felt by one person or a group of people due to over-sensitivity, humourlessness, disappointment, or defeat; a gold mine (sense 3) of salt (noun sense 11).
    The fan forum was an absolute salt mine after the football team's loss to the last-place team in its division.

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