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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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But if a motor manufacturer can use a naked Claudia Schiffer to try and interest you in changing your car, why shouldn't a much worthier organisation scrape the barrel of a young man's brain to try and get him to change his life?
SCOTLAND, sporting more bumps and bruises from their thrilling 3-2 weekend win over Estonia than old Braveheart William Wallace collected on the battlefield at Stirling, have had to scrape the barrel to get a team together for tonight's qualifier at Pittodrie.
Which just goes to show that when you need a minister from the Lords you really do have to scrape the barrel.