One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A chute in a high-rise building for conveying domestic refuse from upper floors to a collection point at the bottom.‘some owners try to force bags that are too large down the garbage chute’
- ‘Our neighbour was desperately attempting to cram a month's worth of garbage into a modestly sized garbage chute.’
- ‘I put the chicken detritus into a plastic bag and wandered down the hallway to the garbage chute.’
- ‘One of our brilliant neighbors threw their ashtray down the garbage chute.’
- ‘She went out into the hallway and dumped her supper into the garbage chute.’
- ‘Fire brigade officers have said that garbage chute can accumulate methane like gases if not cleaned regularly.’
- ‘Now there is a big sign by the garbage chute that says that suite owners will be charged $250 if garbage is left on the floor.’
- ‘People who used to sort their recycling are getting frustrated and just throwing everything down the garbage chute.’
- ‘Garbage bags piled up by the full garbage chutes.’
- ‘Mom comes back, newspaper in hand, complaining that the garbage chute is broken--again.’
- ‘Because debris falls down into the drains, away from view, it is easy to treat them like garbage chutes.’
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