armpit of the world

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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Jim Simpson, who has organised the city's Jazz Festival for the last 23 years, said Melly once anecdotally called Birmingham "the armpit of the world" - but it was in his nature to stoke controversy.
This is not the armpit of the world as some seem to want to call it because I find it is not the buildings, nor even the litter, that matters.