rust bucket


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rust bucket

n. a naval destroyer; any ship. (Military.) Why don’t I ever get assigned to a new ship? It’s always some crummy rust bucket!
See also: bucket, rust
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A gentleman on his hack approached and I thought this is it, get yourself and your rust bucket out of this town.
Whereas it is suggested that there is a PS40,000 cost to clean up vandals' graffiti (The Journal, October 26), surely a far more offensive act of cultural philistinism costing a reported PS960,000 of public funds was to erect the rust bucket known as the Angel of the North.
Ron realised this particular bus was the only survivor of the 74 such buses produced in the 1970s and, on impulse, he decided to buy this rust bucket and restore it to its original state.
ALTHOUGH the North East still has to address (and overcome) its undeserved reputation as a cultural desert, with cultural philistines having cemented this reputation through wasting PS980,000 of public funds erecting a colloquial Rust Bucket in Gateshead (ie the Angel of the North) and the Lego Men in Newcastle, and Newcastle City councillors in 2011 cutting funds to arts and libraries, the North East may still redeem itself.
There, he was a gentleman farmer, spending many hours weeding the garden, fixing the latest rust bucket and chopping wood, as well as talking over the issues of the day with all of his favorite neighbors.
For now Howard, always charge your car with electricity from renewables and make use of any recycling programs offered by manufacturers, rather than sending your old rust bucket to landfill for time eternal.
A MAN'S love affair with an East European rust bucket he bought for pounds 164 has left him out of pocket to the tune of an eyewatering pounds 20,000.
I assumed if you were silly enough to drive a car without insurance knowing that if you were caught your car could be crushed then you'd drive a rust bucket.
44 that I recently acquired that is, to say the least, a very bad rust bucket.
Even after a particularly heavy session, I haven't staggered past the rust bucket parked in the centre of our village and hoped there was a half-eaten discarded kebab in there.
Perhaps, when published, readers should cut each copy of it into four pieces, to match the fate of the German rust bucket which Scalextric has salvaged at Woodside.
I've had my car for seven years, man and boy, and it has become something of a rust bucket.
Margaret, aged 65, of Monks Road, Lower Stoke, said: "We came over on The Princess Maud ship and everyone was being sick because it was a rust bucket.
We'd driven a rust bucket VW Bug that acted like it had a tank full of Raid, and stayed in rooms that would make a cucaracha cringe.
Bob Hunter, who died last week, sailed out in a rust bucket into the icy waters around Alaska to confront United States nuclear bomb testing where it happened - in the Aleutian Islands.