Definition of Heath Robinson
: doing something simple in a very complicated way that is not necessary : Rube Goldberg a Heath Robinson contraption/device
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: a tract of wasteland
: an extensive area of rather level open uncultivated land usually with poor coarse soil, inferior drainage, and a surface rich in peat or peaty humus
: any of a family (Ericaceae, the heath family) of shrubby dicotyledonous and often evergreen plants that thrive on open barren usually acid and ill-drained soil
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