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junk heap

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junk heap

noun phrase

  1. A worn and ramshackle old car; heap, jalopy (1940s+)
  2. ny unsightly or chaotic place: His room was always a mephitic junk heap (1906+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "Sure is a junk heap, this old block," observed Pepper, as he fumbled in the dim light with his keys.

  • In many of our cities, he has already been relegated to the junk heap, by the adoption of the commission form of government.

    The Choctaw Freedmen Robert Elliott Flickinger
  • They had been forgotten, had long ago been thrown on the junk heap, giving way to more modern technical appliances of war.

  • So experience indicates that it is better to throw a fairly used-up wagon on the junk heap and build a new one in its place.

  • He made a sweeping gesture around the room that looked like a junk heap.

    Stand by for Mars! Carey Rockwell
  • The junk heap in the corner played an important part in the movements of my gang.

    From the Bottom Up

    Alexander Irvine
  • But a school, with all its disciplinary claptrap reduced to a junk heap!

    Pee-wee Harris on the Trail Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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