Synonyms to the rat race

rat race, Charybdis, absurdity, aimlessness, bootlessness, busyness, dirty work, dizzy round, donkeywork, drudgery, eddy, employment, emptiness, fag, fatigue, fatuity, fecklessness, fruitlessness, futility, grind, gurge, gyre, handiwork, handwork, hollowness, impotence, inanity, industry, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, inefficacy, labor, lick, lick of work, maelstrom, manual labor, meaninglessness, moil, nugacity, otiosity, pirouette, plenty to do, pointlessness, press of business, profitlessness, purposelessness, reel, round, scut work, slavery, spadework, spin, stroke, stroke of work, surge, sweat, swirl, task, the absurd, tiresome work, toil, travail, treadmill, triviality, turn, twirl, unproductiveness, unprofitability, unprofitableness, valuelessness, vanity, vicious circle, vortex, wheel, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind, work, worthlessness