One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘an attic full of all kinds of junk’
useless things, discarded things, rubbish, clutter, stuff, odds and ends, bits and pieces, bric-a-brac, oddments, flotsam and jetsam, white elephants
garbage, refuse, litter, scrap, waste, debris, detritus, dross
leavings, leftovers, remnants, cast-offs, rejects
North American trash
NZ Australian mullock
British gubbins, odds and sods
vulgar slang crap, shit
1‘sort out what can be sold off and junk the rest’
throw away, throw out, discard, get rid of, dispose of, scrap, toss out, jettison, dispense with
chuck, chuck away, chuck out, dump, ditch, bin, get shut of
British bung away, bung out, get shot of
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