scrape

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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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The scene was a happy departure from the discord and vitriol eminating from Tyson's camp, which despite the addition of decent men like Ronnie Shields and Mike McCallum continues to scrape the barrel in its public pronouncements.
We were embarrassed by that 6-0 defeat at Tannadice last weekend but we've had to scrape the barrel - with no disrespect - to put a team on the park recently.