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garbage can

  
     ( garbage cans    plural  ) A garbage can is a container that you put rubbish into.  
  (AM)      n-count  
A bomb planted in a garbage can exploded early today.     
in BRIT, use dustbin     
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garbage  
1       n-uncount   Garbage is rubbish, especially waste from a kitchen.  
  (mainly AM)  
...a garbage bag., ...rotting piles of garbage.     
2       n-uncount   If someone says that an idea or opinion is garbage, they are emphasizing that they believe it is untrue or unimportant.  
INFORMAL, disapproval  
(=rubbish)  

I personally think this is complete garbage..., Furious government officials branded her story `garbage'.     


garbage can        ( garbage cans    plural  ) A garbage can is a container that you put rubbish into.  
  (AM)      n-count  
A bomb planted in a garbage can exploded early today.     
in BRIT, use dustbin     
garbage collector        ( garbage collectors    plural  ) A garbage collector is a person whose job is to take people's garbage away.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use dustman     
garbage disposal        ( garbage disposals    plural  ) A garbage disposal or a garbage disposal unit is a small machine in the kitchen sink that breaks down waste matter so that it does not block the sink.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use waste disposal     
garbage man        ( garbage men    plural  ) A garbage man is the same as a garbage collector.  
  (AM)      n-count  
garbage truck        ( garbage trucks    plural  ) A garbage truck is a large truck which collects the garbage from outside people's houses.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use dustcart     

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garbage

  
1    bits and pieces, debris, detritus, junk, litter, odds and ends, rubbish, scraps  
2    dreck     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   dross, filth, muck, offal, refuse, rubbish, scourings, slops, sweepings, swill, trash     (chiefly U.S.)   wack     (U.S. slang)   waste  
3    balderdash, balls     (taboo slang)   bilge     (informal)   bosh     (informal)   bull     (slang)   bullshit     (taboo slang)   bunkum or buncombe     (chiefly U.S.)   claptrap     (informal)   cobblers     (Brit. taboo slang)   codswallop     (Brit. slang)   crap     (slang)   drivel, eyewash     (informal)   flapdoodle     (slang)   gibberish, guff     (slang)   havers     (Scot.)   hogwash, hokum     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   horsefeathers     (U.S. slang)   hot air     (informal)   kak     (S. African slang)   moonshine, nonsense, pap, piffle     (informal)   poppycock     (informal)   rot, shit     (taboo slang)   stuff and nonsense, tommyrot, tosh     (informal)   trash, tripe     (informal)   twaddle  

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exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
adv.
Very quickly; almost instantaneously
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
a player who asks too many funny questions that can be related as being stupid
Origin of the word is a "newbie" that can be shortened as a Newb
id.
Expression used when faced with somebody else's stupidity or inadequacy. It can be used to convey dismay, disappointment, ridicule, or disapproval.
[Hum.];[Fam.] When someone does something stupid, instinctively, your palm hits your own face or forehead. That entire series of action is now reduced to a single word: facepalm.
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
n.
tempting someone with promise of reward (an attractive person in general) to reveal information or to test one's partner loyalty, faithfulness : can be for lovers, business partners, espionage
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
exp.
Built up System within the web, whereby one’s web assts can be gathered and stored.
[Tech.]
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
(#BD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 delegators, chosen and controlled by them. 25 basis delegates can choose a council delegate.
Anarchists in Spain have chosen basis delegates in 1936. Similar delegates have been chosen during many struggles of the people : shop stewards in UK, revocable delegates in Italy during the 70th.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.]
n.
(#CD) In humanocracy, a revocable delegate member of a group of 25 basis delegates, chosen and controlled by them. 25 council delegates can choose a deputy-delegate.
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
law of evolution, only the fittest survive, the ones that can adapt
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
exp.
the show is over, you can go home, the main purpose of your presence is gone
was used in Elvis concerts to prevent people from waiting an encore
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
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