Examples from the Web for wastebasket
It will end up shriveled up, dried up, dead; rolled up in dirty gauze and tossed into a wastebasket, quickly forgotten.
Beard nodded, and without another word, Kenney flung the work into the wastebasket.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What did you do—go through his wastebasket and find his pay stub?
Well, ultimately, the screenplay is the only part of a movie that you can fit into a wastebasket.
Not because he tried to use company money to purchase, among other items, a $1,400 wastebasket, but because he got caught.
Let my brain go into the wastebasket for the sake of an hour or so of exhilaration?The Million Dollar Mystery|Harold MacGrath
My advice is to throw this play in the wastebasket and write one about that man.Bambi|Marjorie Benton Cooke
Chub often said, The first person to hit the wastebasket around here will be fired.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
Anything like that I always take and I tear up and put in the wastebasket.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Cannon left his fingerprints on it, dropped it into the wastebasket, and covered it with tissue paper.Hail to the Chief|Gordon Randall Garrett