In some waterfront areas, driftwood is a major nuisance. However, driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish, and other aquatic sea life as it floats in the ocean. When driftwood washes ashore, it becomes shelter for birds, plants, and other species.
Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack which is beach litter.
Hello and welcome to episode 158…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… flotsam and jetsam
Vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it. ~Robert Orben
flotsam and jetsam … are people and things which are unwanted or have no value…someone or something that is useless
The beaches are filled with a variety of useless and discarded objects.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… flotsam and jetsam
The beaches are filled with a variety of flotsam and jetsam.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … flotsam and jetsam
We walked around the flotsam and jetsam that washed ashore last night.
Drug addicts are viewed as the flotsam and jetsam of society.
Every morning she sorts through the flotsam and jetsam of emails in her inbox.
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flotsam | NOUN
floating pieces, parts, etc., from a ship that has been wrecked
Flotsam washed ashore during the storm.
jetsam | NOUN
the part of the cargo or equipment thrown overboard to lighten a ship in danger