" And any Toshiba exec who saw it would know that this particular frame should have been trash-caned before it ever left the factory."
Would it be standard English to use the verb "to trash-can"?
Although I've not heard "trash-canned" (note the spelling) used this way, "canned" is a common informal term meaning dismissed or rejected.
"The project was so badly funded that it was canned by the committee at a very early stage".
Possibly because the frame is a physical object, "trash-canned" felt more descriptive, but the double "n" is necessary.
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