Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a dumping ground

dumping ground
1) an area for garbage/rubbish/waste
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • a dumping ground for plastic/garbage/rubbish
  • Analysis
    This expression can be used literally to mean a place for storing large amounts of refuse or waste, or more metaphorically to talk about somewhere for storing things that aren't currently useful: "This storage cupboard had become a dumping ground for broken equipment." Similar expressions include 'a waste-land' and 'the dump'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The alleyway served as a dumping ground for used and broken furniture.
    2. The playground became a dumping ground for candy wrappers and juice boxes.
    3. Tidy up your room! It looks like a dumping ground!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Our biggest clients are visiting later today, so clean this office up. It's like a dumping ground!
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