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scrape

A slang expression for a property with improvements that should be bulldozed because they detract from the value of the land.Example: “That old shopping center is a scrape.”

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It's an area that is well-used by kids and families, it really is scraping the barrel to cash in on the scrap metal boom by taking well-loved equipment, particularly for those with sensory deprivation.
You will be scraping the barrel next Christmas and for years to come.
30pm) ARE the broadcasters now scraping the barrel - literally - in a bid to produce yet another food programme?
We're looking at guys ranked 250 to 400 in the world, possibly getting a gold jacket to play Davis Cup, and that's scraping the barrel.
As for the prospect of cutting state finances further at a time when the Finance Minister appears to be scraping the barrel, Paschalides said he will meet with Finance Ministry officials to discuss the proposal to reduce VAT on electricity as a way of avoiding price hikes.
The Jambos come calling at Easter Road on Sunday, looking to plunge Hibs deeper into the play-off mire and chasing a fourth derby win of the season Kane said: "I read Williams's comments and what worries me is Hibs are scraping the barrel if a fellow professional has to come out and admit that.
It's either a prank by a brain-dead moron (though I doubt it); or somebody living close by didn't like the noise in the mornings; or even somebody looking for a cheap meal (which would have to be really scraping the barrel as chicken is pretty cheap).
Selecting candidates who don't support the party leadership and have no confidence in the state of the Labour Party suggests they really are scraping the barrel.
If this is what Cheryl Gillan meant by challenging us in our heartlands then she really is scraping the barrel.
But we wouldn't be scraping the barrel, believe me.
But in terms of numbers we are scraping the barrel at the moment," added Tait.
10) it would seem the town is also scraping the barrel in a lot of other important areas.