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scrap heapnoun

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[C] a ​pile of ​old, ​unwanted things, ​especiallypieces of ​metal [S] If an ​idea or ​person is on the ​scrapheap, ​people are no ​longerinterested in them: Some ​peoplebelieve that ​Communism has been relegated/​consigned to thescrapheap of ​history. Many ​topclassplayers end up on thescrapheap after a ​shortcareer.
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