To be particularly bad, unfortunate, or awful, especially of a situation or outcome.
Well, this is the pits. I absolutely cannot believe such a huge thunderstorm came through just as we were getting our picnic set up.
I was so excited about this job when I first started. I wish I would have known it’d be the pits.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The idiom ‘be the pits’ means “to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged”
Example usage of idiom ‘be the pits’: Newspapers have weathered the storm of online information by providing news online themselves.