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armpit of the world

A very dirty, foul, or extremely unappealing place. You definitely live in the armpit of the world—all you can see from your apartment are oil tankers and smoke stacks! I'm sorry, but if the roach problem at his apartment is that bad, he's living in the armpit of the world.
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armpit of the universe

A very dirty, foul, or extremely unappealing place. You definitely live in the armpit of the universe—all you can see from your apartment are oil tankers and smoke stacks! I'm sorry, but if the roach problem at his apartment is that bad, he's living in the armpit of the universe.
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be the armpit of the world

To be a very dirty, foul, or extremely unappealing place. Come on, this place is the armpit of the world—all you can see from your apartment are oil tankers and smoke stacks!
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the armpit of somewhere

If you describe a place as the armpit of somewhere, you mean that it is the most unpleasant place there. While being, arguably, the armpit of Europe, it does look spectacular from a distance.
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up to your armpits

deeply involved in a particular unpleasant situation or enterprise. chiefly US
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armpit

n. any undesirable place. (A nickname for an undesirable town or city.) The town should be called the armpit of the nation.
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Then this morning, I saw a TV ad for an underarm deodorant, complete with illustration of someone's sore armpit, and I had a brainwave.
Art student Hayley Dawson stopped shaving her armpits last year and rarely shaves her legs either.
So Madonna's bizarre armpit display turned my stomach.
The text of the ad read, "Dear New Jersey, When people call you 'The Armpit of America,' take it as a compliment.
A skin clinic notes that one of the sweat glands, called Apocrine glands, are found mainly in the armpits and near the anus.
If I was scratching my armpit I must have been itchy but I certainly wasn't making monkey noises.
If I was scratching my armpit I must have been itchy, but I certainly wasn't making monkey noises.
Calling a Third World country the Armpit of the Universe is really unfair.
In a new study in Germany, doctors employed liposuction techniques (usually used to suck out fat) to suck sweat glands out of 51 patients' armpits.
Now, had I not read the blog I wouldn't have known anything of the sweaty armpits.
The hairs are growing quite nicely and I am now in a position to have my armpits styled and waxed, my sideburns permed.
The effect can also be produced by exposing a woman to the smell of sweat taken from another woman's armpits without her knowing or even being close to that person.
One minute, for example, the humor is dry and subtle; and next Yorsh is up to his armpits in guano and fewmets.
Palms facing down, place fingers under the seated person's armpits and knees.
Jokes about Greek-heritage mustaches and Julia Roberts's unshaved armpits abound.