When Baker took office, it took 2½ years to fill a pothole in St. Petersburg.
March 17, 2005 – 7:21 p.m. Type: 911 Subject: Maintenance Report: pothole “that is blocking the road” 4.
Keep in mind, the U.S. can barely keep its government open, fix a pothole, or move a train 45 miles in an hour in this country.
also pot-hole, 1826, originally a geological feature in glaciers and gravel beds, from Middle English pot "a deep hole for a mine, or from peat-digging" (late 14c.), now generally obsolete, but preserved in Scotland and northern England dialect; perhaps ultimately related to pot (n.1) on notion of "deep, cylindrical shape." Applied to a hole in a road from 1909.