Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
a dumping ground
1) an area for garbage/rubbish/waste
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a dumping ground for plastic/garbage/rubbish
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)
The alleyway served as a dumping groundfor used and broken furniture.
The playground became a dumping groundfor candy wrappers and juice boxes.
Tidy up your room!It looks like a dumping ground!
Professional Examples (Basic)
Our biggest clients are visiting later today, so clean this office up. It's like a dumping ground!
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