Translation of "scrap heap" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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scrap heapnoun

uk /ˈskræp ˌhiːp/ us /ˈskræp ˌhiːp/

[ C ] a pile of old, unwanted things, especially pieces of metal


[ S ] If an idea or person is on the scrap heap, people are no longer interested in them.

Some people believe that Communism has been relegated/consigned to the scrap heap of history. 一些人认为奴隶制已被扔进了历史的垃圾堆里。
Many top class players end up on the scrap heap after a short career. 许多顶级选手很快就被人遗忘了。

(Translation of “scrap heap” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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