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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.
To dump heat when hiking, the armpit zips are huge, but we wish they were backed with some mesh to eliminate that floppy feeling when they're open all the way.
The Wakino Ad Company drew attention Tuesday for renting ad space to clients on the armpits of female models. The company is owned by Liberta, a cosmetic line that sells products for the underarm in Japan.
Called the Wakino Ad Company, it specializes in utilizing the untested armpits of women as advertising scaffold to promote its clients' products, according to a statement as reported by SoraNews24.
"Through the secretions of various glands that open onto the skin or into hair follicles, this environment is nutrient-rich and hosts its own microbial community, the armpit microbiome, of many species of different microbes.
Ruby Bird, far left, and Alessandra Kurr were happy to have their armpit hair captured by Ben Hopper
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 ad was intended to promote a new line of deodorants by encouraging people to see armpits in a more positive light.
The Rock and Roll Band in my Armpit and Other Poems is a picturebook of wild and wacky poetry, paired with quixotic color illustrations.
Through his struggle to turn his life around, Armpit's neighbor Ginny, who lives with cerebral palsy, is by his side as the only person who truly believes in him.
* A new lump or thickening in one breast or armpit that is different to the rest of the breast.
Certain breast cancer patients may not need to undergo the painful procedure known as complete axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), or removal of lymph nodes from the armpit, according to a study published February 9,2011 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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.
Continuous pain in one part of the breast or armpit. One breast becoming larger or lower.