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melting pot

noun
     
melting pot [singular]
1SA a place where people from different races, countries, or social classes come to live together:
New York has always been a great melting pot.
2 a situation or place in which many different ideas are discussed
3

in the melting pot

British English an idea or situation that is still in the melting pot is likely to change

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