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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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They also talk about sinking to new depths, scraping the barrel and looking down on people.
I'm sorry to have to convey this fact to our leader and his Finance Minister Stavrakis, who is scraping the barrel for funds, like a dog with worms scrapes his bum along the ground.
WITH smacks of scraping the barrel, this is the fourth single to be released from Kate Nash's Made Of Bricks album.
These include less serious wines such as Scraping the Barrel, Under the Table and Hair of the Dingo.
And that was scraping the barrel,'' said Milton Moskowitz of Mill Valley, author of the report on which the list was based.
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.
If this is what Cheryl Gillan meant by challenging us in our heartlands then she really is scraping the barrel.
In these cold days of February it's only natural one searches for anything to celebrate, but the PA announcer at Kempton may have been scraping the barrel when he suggested anyone celebrating a divorce contact him for a course-wide announcement of the happy fact.
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.
10) it would seem the town is also scraping the barrel in a lot of other important areas.
30pm) ARE the broadcasters now scraping the barrel - literally - in a bid to produce yet another food programme?