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a load of rubbish

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk; nonsense or falsehoods. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a load of rubbish.
See also: load, of, rubbish

a load of nonsense

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a load of nonsense.
See also: load, nonsense, of

rubbish in, rubbish out

If the data entered is inaccurate, the results will be too, no matter how sophisticated the machine or program is. We need to get accurate results, so please check your data thoroughly before entering it in the system—rubbish in, rubbish out, after all.
See also: out, rubbish

good riddance

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. A shortened version of the phrase "good riddance to bad rubbish." Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
See also: good, riddance

good riddance to bad rubbish

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance to bad rubbish! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
See also: bad, good, riddance, rubbish

good riddance (to bad rubbish)

It is a good thing this detrimental person or thing is leaving, because one is better off without them or it. My dad is finally throwing out that ugly old sofa that he's had since college—good riddance! A: "Did you hear that Janet broke up with her boyfriend?" B: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. That deadbeat was really dragging her down."
See also: bad, good, riddance

good riddance (to bad rubbish)

Cliché [It is] good to be rid (of worthless persons or things). (See also Goodbye and good riddance.) She slammed the door behind me and said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish!" "Good riddance to you, madam," thought I.
See also: good, riddance

good riddance

Also, good riddance to bad rubbish. A welcome loss or departure. This expression is often used as an exclamation. For example, The principal has finally retired, and most of the teachers are saying, "Good riddance!" or When Jean decided to give up her violin her relieved family quietly said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish." . [Late 1700s]
See also: good, riddance

good riddance

You say good riddance to show that you are pleased that someone has left or that you do not have something any more. He's gone back to London and good riddance. I left Texas and said good riddance to all that.
See also: good, riddance

good riddance

said to express relief at having got free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.
Sometimes a fuller form is used: good riddance to bad rubbish!
See also: good, riddance

a load of (old) ˈrubbish, ˈnonsense, etc.

(informal) nonsense; worthless: Don’t bother to watch that film. It’s a load of old rubbish.
See also: load, of

good ˈriddance (to somebody/something)

an unkind way of saying that you are pleased that somebody/something has gone: ‘Goodbye and good riddance!’ she said to him angrily as he left.
See also: good, riddance

rubbish

n. nonsense. (Also an exclamation.) Rubbish! That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

good riddance

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
See also: good, riddance
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It told her to remove the rubbish, return her wheelie bin to a suitable place within her own property - as it had been left on a public footpath - and in future leave rubbish out only on the day of collection.
The rubbish is such a sore sight for a few of the residents, they are embarrassed to let people come to their house.
A Birmingham City Council spokesman said they were sorry the residents had to put up with the rubbish mound, and it was eventually collected yesterday.
I know that it's normal for rats to be in this sort of environment but throwing all this rubbish is just going to encourage them.
Glynys Hatfield I have to put my rubbish out overnight as I go to work at 3am and don't want to wake my little one.
Litter thrown onto the road can cause a safety hazard to other vehicles, while the task of clearing roadside rubbish puts workers at risk.
Linthorpe villagers first caught a whiff of the rubbish problem in 2014 when bags were left beside the bins for months, which attracted rats.
But since the clean-up, there has been a really big difference and over the last couple of weeks, I have seen workers down here everyday spending two to three hours picking the rubbish up.
If you have rubbish they can use email: megb1978@hotmail.
An official at Bee'ah, the Sharjah-based environmental company, said majority of those who collect rubbish are those without work permits and legal residency status.
If we use more than our quota, we'll be hammered with an extra fee or be forced to drive our rubbish to the tip.
I too am saddened by how much there is but it isn't helped by the lack of rubbish bins on the streets.
CAIRO: "Look, that's where the swine flu is going to come from," said a weary Marzouka Beshir, pointing to a pile of rubbish rotting under the blazing sun in Imbaba, a working class neighborhood in Cairo.
The figure is in a Highways Agency report which shows that up to 700,000 bags of rubbish are collected from the UK motorway network each year.
It seems rubbish is just dumped in any available space.