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table scrap

A piece of food left over from a meal. Don't give the dog another table scrap, I don't want him to get sick. We spend all day cooking their food, and all we get to eat are their table scraps.
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on the scrap heap

Among other unwanted or unused things. Typically used after the verbs "throw" or "toss." It was disheartening to have something that took up so much of my time and energy end up on the scrap heap, but that's just the nature of the industry. It felt like I'd been thrown on the scrap heap after Janice left me.
See also: heap, on, scrap

throw (someone or something) on the scrap heap

To completely discard someone or something that is unwanted, especially in an unceremonious way. The phrase implies that the thing being discarded is worthless, completely irredeemable, or not worth fixing. The entire design is in danger of getting thrown on the scrap heap if we can't solve the overheating issue. Fred's worked here for 30 years and they just throw him on the scrap heap like that? That ain't right.
See also: heap, on, scrap, throw

on the ˈscrap heap

(informal) no longer wanted or considered useful: With the closure of the factory, thousands of workers have been thrown on the scrap heap.
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I think that the program, at a minimum, could be greatly improved in ensuring that the cars that are being scrapped are indeed road-worthy,'' he said.
while MARAD is attempting to have many vessels scrapped, it isn't an easy job.
The unceasing discard of metals from millions of factories and families everyday includes broken, obsolete and wornout metals from scrapped autos, railroad track, steel building materials, tin cans, toys, appliances and military equipment.
With the increased use of high-energy accelerators for product sterilization, medical diagnostics and cancer therapy applications, it is possible for such user equipment to be scrapped without the proper disposal methods being observed.
The shape of the extrusion is ruined at the clamped ends, so these ends are trimmed and scrapped.
As auto dismantlers continue to remove aluminum wheels and catalytic converters from scrapped autos, shredder operators' profitability is affected to varying degrees