ash heap

noun

Definition of ash heap

  1. :  a pile or mound of ashes and other waste —often used figuratively And the hallowed notion that banks should operate in secrecy … should be tossed on the ash heap of financial history. — L. J. Davis, Harper’s, June 1991 … relegating the old-fashioned station break to the same television ash heap as the variety show, the “Please Stand By” sign and the teatime movie. — Bill Carter, New York Times, 21 Mar. 1993

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Circa 1650

First Known Use of ash heap

circa 1650


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