scrap heap
noun Date: 1838 1. a pile of discarded metal 2. the place where useless things are discarded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scrap heap — scrap′ heap n. cvb a pile of old, discarded material, as metal …   From formal English to slang

  • scrap|heap — «SKRAP HEEP», noun, verb. –n. 1. a pile of scraps. 2. a place for useless or worn out things. –v.t. 1. to consign to a scrapheap. 2. Figurative. to discard as useless or worthless …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrap heap — noun 1. : a pile of discarded metal (as iron) 2. : the place to which useless things are relegated : discard, oblivion * * * 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things. Also, scrapheap. [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrap heap — /ˈskræp hip/ (say skrap heep) noun 1. a pile of scrap. –phrase 2. on the scrap heap, useless; no longer employable: there he was, on the scrap heap at forty nine. Also, scrapheap …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrap heap — 1. a pile of old, discarded material, as metal. 2. a place for dumping old, useless things. Also, scrapheap. [1830 40; SCRAP1 + HEAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • scrap heap — see scrapheap …   English dictionary

  • scrap heap — n. garbage dumping site, dump; pile of garbage or trash; pile of discarded metal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scrap heap — noun a pile of discarded materials or articles …   English new terms dictionary

  • scrap-heap — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be on the scrap heap — throw (someone/something) on the scrap heap to get rid of someone or something that is not wanted or needed any more. These kids are on the scrap heap as soon as they leave school …   New idioms dictionary

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