English version

dumping ground

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdumping groundˈdumping ˌground noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 a place where people get rid of waste materialdumping ground for 🔊 Rivers have always been a dumping ground for man’s unwanted waste.2 a place where people are sent when no one knows how to deal with themdumping ground for 🔊 The prison has been the dumping ground for difficult prisoners for years.
Examples from the Corpus
dumping groundWere special education classes being used as a dumping ground for unwanted and troublesome minority group students?They are often used as a dumping ground by nearby businesses or as living quarters and toilets for the homeless.What it was, was not a school but a dumping ground.But the woods were saved, thanks to the difficulties of farming on land that is a dumping ground of glacial fill.We have acquired a reputation as the dumping ground with lightning speed.
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