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armpit of the world

A very dirty, foul, or extremely unappealing place. You definitely live in the armpit of the world—all you can see from your apartment are oil tankers and smoke stacks! I'm sorry, but if the roach problem at his apartment is that bad, he's living in the armpit of the world.
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armpit of the universe

A very dirty, foul, or extremely unappealing place. You definitely live in the armpit of the universe—all you can see from your apartment are oil tankers and smoke stacks! I'm sorry, but if the roach problem at his apartment is that bad, he's living in the armpit of the universe.
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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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the armpit of (some place)

A very foul, unpleasant, or unappealing part of some region. People like to joke that our state is the armpit of America, but I've never understood the dislike for it. Despite housing the cradle of modern democracy, Athens really felt like the armpit of Greece compared to the country's beautiful islands and countryside.
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up to (one's) armpits (in something)

Extremely busy (with something); deeply or overly involved (in something); possessing, filled up with, or overwhelmed by an excessive amount (of something). There's no way I can take a vacation right now, I'm up to my armpits in work at the moment! I only meant to be peripherally involved in David's business venture, but, before I knew it, I was in up to my armpits! Dana was worried she wouldn't find any work as an accountant working for herself, but she's up to her armpits in clients!
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the armpit of somewhere

If you describe a place as the armpit of somewhere, you mean that it is the most unpleasant place there. While being, arguably, the armpit of Europe, it does look spectacular from a distance.
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up to your armpits

deeply involved in a particular unpleasant situation or enterprise. chiefly US
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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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Then this morning, I saw a TV ad for an underarm deodorant, complete with illustration of someone's sore armpit, and I had a brainwave.
Art student Hayley Dawson stopped shaving her armpits last year and rarely shaves her legs either.
The text of the ad read, "Dear New Jersey, When people call you 'The Armpit of America,' take it as a compliment.
Dove's Nutrition Moisture deodorant ad featured an image of a young woman with her arm raised and the caption: "Dear New Jersey, when people call you 'The Armpit of America,' take it as a compliment.
A skin clinic notes that one of the sweat glands, called Apocrine glands, are found mainly in the armpits and near the anus.
If I was scratching my armpit I must have been itchy but I certainly wasn't making monkey noises.
If I was scratching my armpit I must have been itchy, but I certainly wasn't making monkey noises.
That was the title used in the article by Gene Weingarten of the Post, but I grew up referring to places as "The Armpit of the Universe.
The perspiration is uncontrollable and is usually from the hands, feet, or armpits.
Anyway, sweaty armpits don't show on a white shirt.
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.
IN humans pheromones are thought to be secreted from the apocrine sweat glands found in the groin and armpits.
One minute, for example, the humor is dry and subtle; and next Yorsh is up to his armpits in guano and fewmets.