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dumpster fire

slang A complete and utter disaster or a completely chaotic situation, likened to a fire in a dumpster, which quickly becomes uncontrollable. The phrase can be applied to both situations and people. As you might imagine, a 17-1 loss was a dumpster fire. That intern spilled coffee on himself yesterday and accidentally laminated his tie today. He's a total dumpster fire.
See also: fire
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A similar incident (https://bangordailynews.com/2019/03/08/news/bangor/man-sleeping-in-bangor-dumpster-taken-away-by-garbage-truck/) happened in Maine  in March when a man ended up with minor injuries after ending up in a garbage truck after sleeping in a dumpster. 
Eichler's grandmother, Brenda Baker, had rented the dumpster from Modern Waste Systems.
Upon the announcement, Chaz Wilson, owner of Pack-It-In Dumpsters, said, "I would just like to thank the community for voting for Pack-It-In Dumpsters.
"It's a very serious entry from Urban Dictionary, very well drafted," said Peter Sokolowski, editor-at-large at Merriam-Webster, which introduced the dumpster fire to its own online version this week.
Under the program, businesses that had their dumpster on sidewalks and the street now buy bags for trash and recycling, which are to be collected three times a day by city contractor CleanScapes.
Target: Texas Dumpsters, Houston Dumpsters, Inc., South Texas Dumpsters, DFW Roll Off and Chattanooga Waste
TX Dumpsters is focused on providing comprehensive dumpster rental services for all of Texas and Chattanooga, TN.
Thumbster said it is the first and only on demand dumpster rental mobile application.
He reportedly told the police that he had cut his wife's body into four pieces and put them in a bag, which he later threw in a dumpster. Police found the remains of the slain wife in a dumpster near the couple's house.
It is often seen the gypsies children going through the garbage dumpsters to find something which can fetch them some money and in this quest they throw the garbage outside the dumpsters further aggravating the situation.
Michel, a grandfather, told Local 2 news that "he thought he heard a cat in the dumpster and looked inside to check.
Tuesday for a dumpster fire; two additional dumpster fires were reported on Granite Street soon after; the third fire involved two dumpsters at Holy Name High School.
For two days work a week, this family takes in between $1,500 and $2,000 a month, minus the cost of the dumpster service, gas, taxes, etc.
As homeowners and remodeling contractors, we frequently have the need to use a dumpster to dispose of all sorts of debris.
In the end, the accumulated waste amounted to one half-filled dumpster. This was far less than the three dumpster loads our contractor expected.