on the scrap heap

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on the scrap heap

also in the scrap heap
in a place for things that are not wanted any more Congress is threatening to throw the president's budget on the scrap heap.
Etymology: from the literal meaning of scrap heap (a pile of things that are no longer wanted)
See also: heap, on, scrap
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When worn to a certain point, brake drums cannot be resurfaced and are thrown in the scrap heap.