on the scrap heap

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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Shortly, along with others, they are to dispense with his services and he is being thrown on the scrap heap.
DOZENS of Jaguars and Mercedes are ending up on the scrap heap as broke owners abandon them.
Speaking about Lynn, Esther Rantzen said: "There are so many recent cases of older women being thrown on the scrap heap.
Eddie, Eddie And Me On The Scrap Heap is the delightful and original story of how the three social misfits try to help Eddie with his autism-based poor social skills and provide him with a positive and creative atmosphere in which to grow.
He fears he will end up on the scrap heap of life because he doesn't function like others.
But this is an idea that belongs, along with Zine's wrecked cars, on the scrap heap.
Amicus general secretary Roger Lyons said: "If this continues, we can expect to see thousands more jobs on the scrap heap.
So farewell then, Steptoe and Son - the European Commission wants to put you on the scrap heap.
LOS ANGELES, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A 9-year-old boy with autism who plays guitar 'like a ring in a bell' transforms the lives of a junkyard pirate, a Jewish reggae singer, and a modern day witch in Eddie and Me on the Scrap Heap, a new novel by Marc Littman.
IF YOU think MICHAEL JACKSON's career is on the scrap heap you may be in for a surprise.
Joining ``Max Bickford'' on the scrap heap are ``Family Law,'' ``Ellen'' and ``Wolf Lake.
Scots clubs have thrown 187 players on the scrap heap.
The hope was to find a potential stakes star on the scrap heap.
The last time the Tories were in power we had a recession, three million unemployed and 50,000 miners dumped on the scrap heap.
Todd literally is put on the scrap heap, winding up half-dead on a planet that seems to serve the universe as a giant garbage dump.