scrapheap


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scrap·heap

also scrap heap  (skrăp′hēp′)
n.
1. A pile or heap of waste material.
2. A place for discarding useless or worthless material.

scrapheap

(ˈskræpˌhiːp)
n
1. a pile of discarded material
2. on the scrapheap (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrapheap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matterscrapheap - an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter
dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dump - a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
2.scrapheap - pile of discarded metal
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other

scrapheap

noun
on the scrapheap discarded, ditched (slang), redundant, written off, jettisoned, put out to grass (informal) Thousands of miners have suddenly found themselves on the scrapheap.
Translations

scrapheap

scrap heap [ˈskræphiːp] n
(lit)tas m de ferraille
(fig) on the scrap heap → au rancart, au rebut

scrapheap

[ˈskræpˌhiːp] nammasso di rottami
to throw on the scrapheap (fig) → mettere nel dimenticatoio
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Liam Craig last night revealed he was two weeks from the scrapheap before St Johnstone offered him a lifeline out of the blue.
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But it still leaves a nasty taste to think that the MoD was ready to throw him on the scrapheap.
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