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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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The pressure to get the armpits more toned, or getting 'pit fit,' is so palpable that cosmetic surgeons are now reporting a 'slow and steady' rise in women seeking removal of excess armpit fat.
In Patty Jenkins' new "Wonder Woman" film, fans have zeroed in on Gal Gadot's armpits, no less.
Based on interrogation of the other teenagers who were present in the party police believe that Aabesh was carrying a liquor bottle under his armpit and fell accidentally and may have died after being impaled by the jagged edges of a broken liquor bottle.
Ruby Bird, far left, and Alessandra Kurr were happy to have their armpit hair captured by Ben Hopper
The text of the ad read, "Dear New Jersey, When people call you 'The Armpit of America,' take it as a compliment.
Matthew McCarthy, the senior marketing director of deodorants at the company, told The Times that the message was to show that armpits are not a 'bad thing.
The Rock and Roll Band in my Armpit and Other Poems is a picturebook of wild and wacky poetry, paired with quixotic color illustrations.
All of the women in the study met the same criteria: Their tumors were in the early T1 or T2 stage (meaning they were no more than 5 centimeters in size), and biopsies of one or two armpit nodes had shown cancer, although the cancer had not spread to any other body parts.
AFTER a minute making a slapping noise to the Osmonds' timeless classic Crazy Horses by placing my left hand under my right armpit and feverishly working the right limb like a bellows, Simon Cowell and Co rejected me.
Swelling under the armpit or around the collarbone.
She fell back onto a table with one glass, which shattered and pierced her left armpit severing an major artery.
Fireman Iain McElhone was found not guilty of brandishing a banana at Kulwinder Singh Sidhu and scratching his armpit in what was said to be a "monkey impression".
1 : a long stick usually made with a piece at the top to fit under the armpit that is used as an aid in walking
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: Sachar's Holes won the National Book Award and the Newbery Medal, among other honors, and YAs, teachers and librarians will be eager for this new novel, which features the character Armpit from Holes.
The apocrine glands located in the armpit and groin do not begin working until the teenage years, and their fluid is milky and viscous.