armpit of the universe

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.
See also: armpit, of, universe
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"Outside of Birmingham many people still see it 'as the armpit of the universe'.
Calling a Third World country the Armpit of the Universe is really unfair.
My personal Armpit of the Universe growing up was - and there is nothing personal in this - Winchendon.
Of course the Armpit of the Universe title for Winchendon was unfair, even though a local newspaper columnist took to referring to the town as Winchen-tucky, implying it was the Appalachia of northern Central Massachusetts.
To truly be the Armpit of the Universe, a community needs to have something special, deeply decadent and pretty pathetic.
We seem to lack self belief that as an area we provide many great, unique and innovative things, instead accepting the rest of the nation's outdated view that we are the "armpit of the universe".