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Definition of 'dross'

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Imagine the acceleration in profits if, one day, they actually decided not to serve up dross. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But how can anyone, for a career, watch such dross which passes for entertainment and manage to produce such sublime pieces about it? Times, Sunday Times (2016)They cannot be happy with the dross being served up at the moment. The Sun (2016)No wonder we watch endless repeats of classic sitcoms when writers turn out dross like this. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We pay 30-odd quid a time to watch dross. The Sun (2012)Who watches this utter dross? The Sun (2014)They had better hope the Ireland star was not watching this dross or he will stay in Limerick. The Sun (2011)It was too much of a good thing, as opposed to too much dross, which applies in the early days of most weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)

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