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dustheap

[ duhst-heep ]
/ ˈdʌstˌhip /
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noun

a heap or pile of rubbish, refuse, or the like.
oblivion; obscurity; disregard; disuse: He was consigned to the dustheap after many years of public service.

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Origin of dustheap

First recorded in 1645–55; dust + heap
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