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scrap heap

or scrapheap

noun
1.
a pile of old, discarded material, as metal.
2.
a place for dumping old, useless things.
Origin of scrap heap
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; scrap1 + heap
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British Dictionary definitions for scrapheap

scrapheap

/ˈskræpˌhiːp/
noun
1.
a pile of discarded material
2.
on the scrapheap, (of people or things) having outlived their usefulness
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