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A rubbish bin with a lid opened by means of a pedal.
- ‘We ended up buying some items for our kitchens (a pedal bin and a small set of steps if you are interested).’
- ‘Whether it was fruit scones or vegetable curry, I only ever produced foul-smelling gunk worthy of a swipe along the worktop straight into the pedal bin.’
- ‘A pedal bin is better, even if it's less fashionable.’
- ‘I checked the errant pedal bin and immediately regretted the rash move, as a rash was what I received for my curiosity.’
- ‘Driving out of the supermarket carpark I asked: ‘Do you feel up to a quick dash to the DIY store for a new kitchen pedal bin?’’
- ‘His foot then stepped on the pedal bin offering a home for the used towels.’
- ‘Budget buys include a soapdish for €6, a towel for €8 and a €10 pedal bin.’
- ‘When the doctor was on the phone to Booth Hall I saw a nurse lean into a pedal bin and take out the tray with the finger on it.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.