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blackboard jungle

noun, Informal.
1.
a school or school system characterized by lack of discipline and by juvenile delinquency.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; on the model of asphalt jungle; popularized by the novel of the same name (1954) by American author Evan Hunter (born 1926)
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