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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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A 2016 study found that shaving or waxing the armpits significantly reduced armpit odor.
"I think that's a pretty good idea but I do feel bad for guys with armpit fetishes.
The Japanese agency Wakino Advertiser Company started advertising in armpits. The brand is called 'Waki' and it stands for axilla in Japanese.
Those confident about flashing their blemish-free armpits may want to check it out for a career in modeling.
Researchers have unravelled a key part of the process by which armpit bacteria produce the most pungent component of the nauseating smell we recognise as BO.
CATERS NEWS AGENCY: The tiny creature appears to calmly rub soap into its fur - even pausing to scrub its armpits clean
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.
Melbourne, Mar 5 ( ANI ): Dove has been slammed after it referred New Jersey residents as "The Armpit of America" in a billboard ad.
In defense of the ad, Unilever senior marketing director for antiperspirants and deodorants Matthew McCarthy told The New York Times that the message intended to mitigate the negative image of armpits. He also apologized on behalf of the company for any offense and misunderstanding caused by the message.
The former Celebrity Masterchef champion, who has been appearing as a panellist on The Wright Stuff, added: "I actually got some in my armpits to stop me sweating for filming my new series and I went 'oh just pop a bit in my forehead as well' and it's absolutely brilliant.
Giving evidence at his trial yesterday, the 43-year-old told how he had simply taken the banana out of his pocket so it didn't get squashed and said he scratched his armpits because he has eczema.
Giving evidence at his trial yesterday, the 43-yearold told how he had simply taken the banana out of his pocket so it didn't get squashed and said he scratched his armpits because he has eczema.
Posing up for a picture with a pretty blonde she smelt her armpits and said: "Oh my God, you'll have to forgive my sweaty armpits.