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melting pot

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Definition of melting pot in English:

noun

1A pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed.
Example sentences
  • Mr West, who joined the company in 1943, said the typesetting was done by hand, using steel type or by using complicated-looking machines with melting pots.
1.1A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together: Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures
More example sentences
  • The resulting exhibition is a melting pot of different styles and ideas - the only common theme being the small size of the artworks.
  • We're a melting pot of different cultural traditions, without the commonalities to bind us all together.
  • Tone-on-tone or monochrome colour combinations keep this melting pot of styles together and ensure a look that is not too loud.

Phrases

in the melting pot

1
British In a process of change and with an uncertain outcome: the future of the railway is still in the melting pot
More example sentences
  • Whatever the outcome however, expect it to remain in the melting pot from first minute to last.
  • Wiseman will be going back with a higher offer, and the whole issue will be placed back in the melting pot.
  • We are a fair way down the road toward what we are trying to achieve, but now the whole thing is back in the melting pot.

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