dumping ground

dumping ground
'dumping .ground
n
1.) a place where people get rid of waste material
dumping ground for
Rivers have always been a dumping ground for man's unwanted waste.
2.) a place where people are sent when no one knows how to deal with them
dumping ground for
The prison has been the dumping ground for difficult prisoners for years.

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  • dumping ground — UK [ˈdʌmpɪŋ ˌɡraʊnd] / US noun [countable] Word forms dumping ground : singular dumping ground plural dumping grounds 1) a place where large amounts of waste are taken and left 2) a place used for getting rid of things or people that are no… …   English dictionary

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  • dumping ground — n. dump; garbage dumping site; place where unwanted persons or things are sent …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • dumping ground — noun Date: 1857 a place to which unwanted people or things are sent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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