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oil field trash

slang A typically blue-collar worker who is employed in the extraction or production of petroleum. (Can be considered pejorative, depending on the context and the intention of the speaker or author.) Sometimes simplified to "oil trash." The oil rigs are the only big employers around these parts, so 9 out of 10 people you meet are oil field trash like me. The businessmen who control the oil companies in this country don't give a rat's behind about us oil field trash who make the whole thing work.
See also: field, oil, trash

trailer (park) trash

derogatory slur A poor, uneducated, and unsophisticated person who lives in or was raised in a trailer park. Just because I come from a caravan park doesn't make me trailer trash. I'm working on my PhD at Harvard, for goodness' sake! I don't want my daughter going out with trailer park trash like him!
See also: trailer, trash

oil trash

slang A typically blue-collar worker who is employed in the extraction or production of petroleum. (Can be considered pejorative, depending on the context and the intention of the speaker or author.) The oil rigs are the only big employers around these parts, so 9 out of 10 people you meet are oil trash like me. The businessmen who control the oil companies in this country don't give a rat's behind about us oil trash who make the whole thing work.
See also: oil, trash

take out the trash

To carry garbage from one's house to a trash can or other receptacle outside. Can you please take out the trash? It's beginning to stink up the house.
See also: out, take, trash

cash is trash

A catchphrase for financial advice that recommends investing one's money instead of saving it (typically because the stock market is doing well). Cash is trash right now—you should definitely invest while the market is booming.
See also: cash, trash

white trash

highly offensive A disparaging term for a white person, especially one of a lower socioeconomic class. The term is also used collectively.
See also: trash, white

one man's trash is another man's treasure

What one person may consider worthless could be highly prized or valued by someone else. A: "I really don't understand the appeal of Jackson Pollock paintings—they just look like paint splatters to me!" B: "Eh, one man's trash is another man's treasure."
See also: another, one, trash, treasure

trash

1. verb, slang To put something in a trash can or similar receptacle for disposal; to throw something away. Oops, I trashed the rest of the cake—I didn't know you wanted another piece! You need to trash those old boots, man. They're falling apart!
2. verb, slang To damage or vandalize something. Look at all this graffiti—our storefront is totally trashed.
3. verb, slang To strongly criticize or otherwise speak negatively about someone or something. People are going to totally trash his business if his past indiscretions become public knowledge.
4. verb, slang To defeat an opponent decisively. The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really trashed that team!
5. noun, slang Someone who is regarded as worthless and insignificant. I grew up poor, so the rich people of this town definitely saw me as trash.
6. noun, slang Someone who is despicable, especially due to vile behavior. My ex is trash. What he did is completely unredeemable.
7. noun, slang Someone who is fully aware of their extreme interest and investment in fandoms and/or their tendency to become extremely interested and invested in fandoms. Despite the negative connotations of "trash," this usage is typically a proud or self-deprecating identifier, in the manner of a reclaimed term. Oh, I'd be more than happy to share my many MCU theories with you, like the trash I am. In case you forgot that I'm trash, here, have a Destiel drabble!
8. adjective, slang Stupid or inane, especially of something posted online. Despite the negative connotations of "trash," this usage is often positive or affectionate. Here, have some more trash memes I made—just what everyone wants!

fandom trash

slang Someone who is fully aware of their extreme interest and investment in fandoms and/or their tendency to become extremely interested and invested in fandoms. Despite the negative connotations of "trash," this term is typically a proud or self-deprecating identifier, in the manner of a reclaimed term. In case you forgot that I'm fandom trash, here, have a Destiel drabble!
See also: trash

Cash is trash.

Prov. It is unwise to keep one's investment money in cash. (Said when there are good opportunities in securities and it is foolish not to invest cash.) If you've got money sitting around in savings while the market is steaming ahead, you are losing dollars. Right now cash is trash. Cash is trash. Get into the market or you stand to lose a bundle.
See also: cash, trash

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Prov. Something that one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else. Q: Why would anyone want to hang a picture like that on the wall? A: One man's trash is another man's treasure. A: Bob's uncle is always going through people's garbage, looking for old stuff. B: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
See also: another, one, trash, treasure

Cash is trash

sent. It is unwise to keep one’s investment money in cash. (Said when there are good opportunities in securities and it is foolish to stay on the sidelines in cash.) Cash is trash. Get into the market or you stand to lose a bundle.
See also: cash, trash

trailer park trash

and TPT
n. trailer park trash. My motor home cost more than your house, and you call me TPT?
See also: park, trailer, trash

trailer trash

n. the poorest of people who live in run-down house trailers in bad neighborhoods. (Used with singular or plural force. Rude and derogatory.) She’s just trailer trash. Probably doesn’t even own shoes.
See also: trailer, trash

trash

1. tv. to throw something away. Trash this stuff. Nobody will ever use it.
2. n. a low, worthless person; worthless people. Running around with that trash—no wonder he’s in trouble.
3. tv. to vandalize something. Somebody trashed the statue with spray paint.
4. tv. to beat, as in a ball game. You trashed us this game, but watch out next season!
5. tv. to libel someone. Who is the chick who was trashing Bart in the newspapers?

Trash it!

tv. Throw it away! We don’t have space for this old chair. Trash it!
See also: trash

trash mouth

n. someone who uses obscene language. Some “trash mouth” is making everybody mad over in the park.
See also: mouth, trash