be the armpit of the world

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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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This is not the armpit of the world as some seem to want to call it because I find it is not the buildings, nor even the litter, that matters.
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