scrap heap

or scrap·heap

Origin of scrap heap

First recorded in 1830–40; scrap1 + heap
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British Dictionary definitions for scrapheap

scrapheap

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