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dumping ground

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT a place where waste is thrown away, usually in a way that is illegal or not suitable: The river became a dumping ground for sewage. We can't treat our oceans like a dumping ground.
a place or an opportunity for someone to get rid of things that are not wanted: We don't want California to become a dumping ground for cheap imports.
Translations of “dumping ground”
in Chinese (Traditional) 垃圾場,垃圾堆…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垃圾场,垃圾堆…
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