a dumping ground

Meaning(s)

1. an area for garbage/rubbish/waste

Popularity

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a dumping ground for plastic/garbage/rubbish

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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'.

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  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!

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  1. Our biggest clients are visiting later today, so clean this office up. It's like a dumping ground!
  2. We have a no-paper policy in the office, our desks used to be a dumping ground for pages and articles.

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