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A car, ship, or other vehicle which is old and badly rusted.‘this famous rust bucket, the good ship Cubbie, last dropped anchor in 1945’as modifier ‘an old rust-bucket Pontiac drew up at the Imperial Motel’
- ‘‘It's not a rust bucket, Toni,’ Dad said, annoyed.’
- ‘Better to simply buy a worthless rust bucket, pay the minimal non-insured fee and hope for the best.’
- ‘A rust bucket cab whisked me through raucous, claustrophobic, and grungy urban streets which the noon sun's warmth and light never graced.’
- ‘The bus drove us through the airport past all the big shiny jets to a small field where the beat up old two prop rust bucket planes were kept.’
- ‘Then the driver took our bags, not to some little rust bucket but to a stretch Mercedes.’
- ‘I was invited there this summer and expected it to be a rather grey industrialised place populated by rather grey people driving around in rust buckets instead of cars.’
- ‘It was a rust bucket really so when it's not your car you can throw it around a bit.’
- ‘Anyway, I managed to get home safe and in one piece - despite what the rest of my fellow-drivers had in mind for me and as I park the little old rust bucket I drive, I thanked all that is good for delivering me safe.’
- ‘She got into her aging rust bucket and drove home without turning the heater on.’
- ‘Each vessel was a shoddy, ill-maintained rust bucket.’
- ‘It looked like a broken down missile, but we had not choice, in we went and I buckled down, praying to the Force that this rust bucket would hold together.’
- ‘Conditions on the ship, itself little more than a rust bucket, were very bad.’
- ‘With his rust bucket still sputtering in neutral, he marched up and down the dirt parking lot, hastily stapling surf-film posters on wooden electricity poles.’
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