I'd do the opposite, remove the pits from pits. I remember and shit, and whatnot, and crap - and shit was nominated for deletion for sum-of-partsness and kept by consensus. Keep all. Mglovesfun (talk) 19:52, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Arbitrarily passing, agreeing with Mg and being bold. - TheDaveRoss 22:01, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Note that this contradicts the treatment recommended today for #the regions (redirect to region/regions. Also only AHD Idioms among OneLook dictionaries treats the sense under "the pits". Most treat it as slang under pit, starting their sense line with "the pits".
I would agree, if pits was used without "the" with the same meaning ever. As far as I know it is not used this way with that meaning. If you can find cites for a sense of pits which would make this SOP or non-idiomatic please reverse the decision. - TheDaveRoss 23:16, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
The redirect fully addresses the search problem for someone typing in "the pits", whereas the standalone treatment prevents someone from getting any sense of the relatedness to the other senses of pit, especially as the link in the inflection line is only to the plural. I suppose the current entry is a good location for the various conjectural etymologies connecting the term to armpit and pit stop, rather than "coal pits" or "saw pits". DCDuringTALK 01:02, 21 January 2011 (UTC)