rubbish


rubbish
01. Nigel, can you please take the [rubbish] out? It's starting to smell.
02. The old man found some bits of fruit and uneaten food in the [rubbish].
03. This music is absolute [rubbish]. How could anyone listen to it?
04. The man is talking [rubbish]! Not a single thing he is saying is true.
05. The cats were digging in the [rubbish] to find the scraps of fish you threw away, and they've made quite a mess.
06. The alley behind the restaurant is filled with [rubbish], and the smell is terrible.
07. I hate all this [rubbish] we have to study in math class. I'll never use it again in my life.
08. He always tells these stories that are pure [rubbish] when he's had something to drink.
09. All this [rubbish] you've heard about me is completely untrue. I've never been arrested, and I don't do drugs.
10. Dougie's [rubbish] at football, but he tries hard.
11. My boss [rubbished] all my hard work at the staff meeting. I was devastated.
12. Why do you keep renting these [rubbishy] romantic movies? Let's get a good action film next time.
13. Robert Jackson once remarked that the price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press is that we put up with a good deal of [rubbish].
14. In 1898, the first [rubbish]-sorting plant for recycling opened in the United States.
15. To suggest that this political party is suddenly going to become honest simply because they have a new leader is pure [rubbish].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Rubbish — Rub bish, n. [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff, goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl. of rubble. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubbish — Rub bish, a. Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubbish — [n1] garbage debris, dregs, dross, junk, litter, lumber, offal, refuse, rubble, rummage, scrap, sweepings, trash, waste; concept 260 Ant. possessions, property rubbish [n2] nonsense balderdash, bilge*, bunkum, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, hooey*,… …   New thesaurus

  • rubbish — (n.) c.1400, from Anglo Fr. rubouses (late 14c.), of unknown origin. Apparently somehow related to RUBBLE (Cf. rubble). The verb sense of disparage, criticize harshly is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang …   Etymology dictionary

  • rubbish — n *refuse, waste, trash, debris, garbage, offal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rubbish — is used in BrE to mean ‘household refuse’. The corresponding term in AmE, and in some other non British varieties, is garbage or (in some contexts) trash, and a dustbin outside Britain is a garbage can or trash can …   Modern English usage

  • rubbish — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) waste material; refuse or litter. 2) unimportant or valueless material. 3) nonsense; worthless talk or ideas. ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ criticize and reject as worthless. ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ very bad …   English terms dictionary

  • rubbish — [rub′ish] n. [ME robous, robys: ult. < base of RUB] 1. any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse 2. worthless, foolish ideas, statements, etc.; nonsense vt. [Brit. Informal] TRASH1 (vt. 3a) rubbishy adj …   English World dictionary

  • rubbish — noun ⇨ See also ↑garbage, ↑trash 1 (esp. BrE) waste material ADJECTIVE ▪ domestic, household ▪ garden … OF RUBBISH ▪ bag …   Collocations dictionary

  • rubbish — rub|bish1 S3 [ˈrʌbıʃ] n [U] especially BrE [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: rubbous, perhaps from Old French robe; ROBE] 1.) food, paper etc that is no longer needed and has been thrown away American Equivalent: garbage American… …   Dictionary of contemporary English