hamster wheel

hamster wheel
a) A circular cage for a hamster or other small rodent, which rotates vertically as the animal runs at the bottom.

The overall mood of this volume is one of melancholy and loss, weary resignation to ones lot—trudging round and round on the rusty hamster wheel of life.

b) A monotonous, repetitive, unfulfilling activity, especially one in which no progress is achieved.

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