scrapheap

scrapheap
scrap|heap [ˈskræphi:p] n
1.) on the scrapheap informal
not wanted or used any more - used especially when this seems unfair
Three years later he was on the political scrapheap.
2.)
a pile of unwanted things, especially pieces of metal

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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