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piece of garbage

Someone or something that is totally or utterly worthless, contemptible, or of very poor quality. This old car my grandfather gave me is nothing but a piece of garbage! You piece of garbage! You take that back or I'll smash your face in!
See also: garbage, of, piece

garbage in, garbage out

Having inferior or incorrect materials, information, instructions, etc., at the beginning of a process will yield inferior or incorrect results. Said especially of computer systems. When used properly, these automation services can expedite the process tenfold, but only if the people running them are putting in the correct information from the outset—garbage in, garbage out. All the skill in the world won't help if you are cooking a dish with bad ingredients. As they say in the computer industry, garbage in, garbage out.
See also: garbage, out

Garbage in, garbage out.

Prov. If you give nonsensical instructions to people or computers, those instructions will produce nonsensical results. Jill: Why is my computer generating all this gibberish? Jane: You must have made a mistake in the program. Garbage in, garbage out. Ed insists that children are so ignorant nowadays because their teachers are incompetent. "Garbage in, garbage out," he says.
See also: garbage, out

garbage something down

Sl. to gobble something up; to quickly swallow something down. Don't garbage your food down! That guy will garbage down almost anything.
See also: down, garbage

garbage in, garbage out

If you say garbage in, garbage out, you mean that if you produce something using poor quality materials, the thing that you produce will also be of poor quality. Thomas warned that accurate data would be vital to the success of the scheme. `We must avoid garbage in, garbage out.' Note: This expression comes from computing. If the wrong information is put into the computer, the output will be useless.
See also: garbage, out

garbage in, garbage out

incorrect or poor quality input inevitably produces faulty output.
This expression is often abbreviated as GIGO . The phrase originated in the mid 20th century in the field of computing, but it can now have a more general application.
1987 Washington Times The computer rule ‘garbage in, garbage out’ applies to the human mind just as much as it does to the computer.
See also: garbage, out

garbage

1. n. nonsense; gibberish. He’s just talking garbage.
2. n. jumbled computer code. All I get is garbage on the screen.

garbage freak

and garbagehead
n. an addict who will take any drug. (Drugs.) They’re only teenagers and already they’re garbageheads. The garbageheads will take beans or anything else.
See also: freak, garbage

garbage mouth

n. someone who uses obscene language. Who’s the garbage mouth making all the noise?
See also: garbage, mouth

garbage something down

tv. to gobble something up; to bolt something down. That guy will garbage down almost anything.
See also: down, garbage, something
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Seeing the authorities being indifferent to their misery, the people forced drivers of garbage trucks not to unload waste there five days ago.
Talking to this agency, Dr Faisal Iftikhar said people with respiratory issues were visiting his clinic frequently these days because of the unhealthy environment caused by dirty nullahs and garbage heaps .
Talking to reporter, Dr Faisal Iftikhar said people with respiratory issues were visiting his clinic frequently these days because of the unhealthy environment caused by dirty nullahs and garbage heaps .
He also asked them to devise a mechanism so that garbage generated in their respective areas safely reached the landfill sites so that it could be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
Estrada said that, with the rapid population growth in Manila, one can just imagine the volume of garbage they can produce and generate.
A garbage collection exercise in Nairobi as pictured on January 16, 2018.
Nairobi County has been grappling with issues of garbage collection with several parts of the city having uncollected mounds of solid waste strewn all over, posing major health and environmental hazards.
The garbage collected consists mainly of plastic and thermocole and will have to be segregated and disposed at an authorised location, she said.
The cargo ship Blue Star I, which flies the Panamanian flag, carries 5,000 tonnes of garbage and is on its way to Varna.
The city cant be cleansed of garbage in few days but I have conveyed stern message to the officers.
Workers have been paid dues but garbage still piles up across Capital
HEBRON, February 19, 2015 (WAFA) -- Israeli forces Monday seized two garbage collection trucks belonging to Yatta town to the south of Hebron, said a municipal source.
Green groups yesterday chided the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for planning to use incinerators to tackle the garbage problems in Metro Manila, saying this will violate the law and pose environmental and health risks.
A backlog of garbage on the East End will start moving off Long Island in the next 10 days, pending a green light from the state and provided there's no strike by Long Island Rail Road workers.
But garbage doesn't even exist in Nature, where the output of one organism is the input of another.