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Meaning: a very unpleasant place

For example:

  • This town is smelly, dirty, ugly and hot. No wonder it's called the armpit of America.

  • Gerry reckons the town he was born in is the armpit of the universe, but it can't be that bad.

Quick Quiz:

If a place is often called an armpit, it's probably somewhere that most people would
  1. love to live in
  2. like to visit
  3. not like much

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