Meaning of “dumping ground” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “dumping ground” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dumping ground" in Business English

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dumping groundnoun [ C, usually singular ]

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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.

(Definition of “dumping ground” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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