flotsam and jetsam

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flotsam and jetsam (uncountable)

  1. (nautical) The remains of a shipwreck still floating in water.
  2. (nautical) That which has been discharged from a ship or boat, especially on the ocean or a sea, (flotsam unintentionally and jetsam intentionally).
  3. (figuratively) A collection of miscellaneous items or fragments of little importance.
  4. (figuratively) People considered to be of little worth.
    The flotsam and jetsam of society were at the night club.

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