dustbin dustbin  /ˈdəst bɪn/


  • (n) a bin that holds rubbish until it is collected


  1. For decades, the burning of coal to generate electricity has seemed destined for the dustbin of history.
  2. Unconfirmed reports say that bombs were detonated on a bicycle, in a dustbin and in an autorickshaw.
  3. The method of garbage disposal suggests that environmentalism has ended up in the dustbin of history: monster catapults situated near Boston hurl their toxic loads northward.


  • The Ghosts of Europe Past

    The European Union closely resembles a formation that many citizens thought they had left to the dustbin of history: the Holy Roman Empire.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. "The resolutions you issue are like a used handkerchief which should be thrown in the dustbin. They are not capable of hurting Iranians," Ahmadinejad said in comments carried by several news agencies.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: AOL News

  2. "I assume it is just a procedural thing that they're doing and will disappear into the dustbin of history with time," Bloomberg said.
    on Jul 18, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

  3. "I never asked them to return (those memorabilia). I said 'if you wish not to keep my stuff, give it back to me, rather than throwing it into the dustbin', so that I can preserve those," Kapil told a TV channel.
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Kapil Dev Source: Expressindia.com

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