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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.
See also: scrap, table

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 being treated as 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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Scrapper listened to the footsteps leave the tunnel, heard doors slam and engines rev.
As a result, the scrapper knows little about the outside world, until he is taken under the wing of a kindly, blind piano tuner who tries to teach him about humanity and show him there is more to life than violence.
PORT GLASGOW featherweight Barry Hawthorne lost a bruising battle on points to local scrapper Jamie McKeevor at Everton Park Sports Centre in Liverpool last night.
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'SPARE me the beginner's guide to revolutionary socialism, Scrapper Jones.' 'F***'s sake, Dai.
Former Commonwealth Games scrapper Sharp said: "I had a stuttering start to my pro career with a virus which kept me out for months.
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MOST likely it was Scrapper. But Sue was under orders not to put Scrapper through.
2.00 Newcastle Robson & Prescott Veterinary Group Handicap 1m ATR Card page 34 ey stat Alistair Whillans is 5-17 (+28.50) in 3yo+ handicaps at Newcastle and saddles Scrapper SmithWhat they say Geoff Harker, trainer of City Of The Kings "He's had a bit of trouble with a splint, but it seems to have settled down now and I think he should run a big race." Richard Fahey, trainer of Arabian Spirit and Faithful Ruler "It's going to be testing ground.
SCOTTISH scrapper Ian McLeod is being lined up for an IBO world title fight five months ahead of schedule.
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Done well, haven't they, Simon?' Scrapper grunted, vanished into the bathroom.