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be the armpit of the world/universe

  (humorous)
to be a very unpleasant and often dirty place For some people it's an exciting, big city - for others it's the armpit of the universe.
See also: armpit, of, world

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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Last week, a photographer sparked the debate again when he snapped dozens of models and actresses baring hairy armpits.
Perhaps those hideous sounds are coming from his right armpit.
She died from a haemorrhage received from a laceration to the left armpit.
Giving evidence at his trial yesterday, the 43-year-old told how he had simply taken the banana out of his pocket so it didn't get squashed and said he scratched his armpits because he has eczema.
Our armpits are our focus of attention, but they contribute less than one percent of the total sweat.
In contrast, Officer Kristina Ripatti, a 10-year veteran of the force, was paralyzed in June after a slug punctured the skin below her armpit and lodged in her spine.
But one woman wants to stop being a slave to the shave and dispel the prejudices surrounding hairy armpits and calves like a centre-forward for Caernarfon Town FC.
Armpit learns lessons, like most teens, by observation and experience.
In Sachar's new book, Small Steps, Armpit is still digging.
Hold your right elbow with your left hand and draw your right arm toward your right ear as you extend from the armpit to the elbow.
One bullet struck officer Stewart in the armpit, just above the edge of his protective vest.
Here are over 1,000 ways to entertain a boy, from jokes and fireworks to armpit bagpipes, experiments, and juggling practice.
A lump or swelling in the armpit, arm or around your collar bone
Weinstein, who again advised those whose arm ached that they only needed to place an icebag in the armpit for relief.