wastepaper basket

  1. a container with an open top; for discarded paper and other rubbish
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How To Use wastepaper basket In A Sentence

  • He slung it into the wastepaper basket.
  • Before she could throw the water into the wastepaper basket, the reports had gone up in smoke.
  • Both ideas are non-starters and I would hope that the executive will put the report where it belongs - in the wastepaper basket.
  • Stop emptying your pipe into the wastepaper basket; you will set the house on fire.
  • Most of the letters they receive end up in the wastepaper basket.
  • She dropped it into her wastepaper basket.
  • Getting up from rummaging in the wastepaper basket, she bumped her head, very lightly, on the sink.
  • Shops open at 11am and close at 3pm and only sell flowers and hats and handmade ponyskin wastepaper baskets anyway. Times, Sunday Times
  • He ripped the letters up and threw them in the wastepaper basket.
  • My shouting at the computer and occasionally sending letters that probably disappeared into a virtual wastepaper basket did not get the manufacturers of these fraudulent pills to admit that serotonin cannot -- and will never -- get into the brain from the blood, so taking it by mouth is totally useless. Judith J. Wurtman, PhD: What Diet Scams Will the New Year Bring?
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