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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It's already the silly season, the period when legislators are absent and the media scrape the bottom of the barrel for anything that might vaguely qualify as news.
A programme, it turns out, even more likely to scrape the bottom of the barrel in a bid to win viewers.
But he has clearly been forced to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get a squad together in the first place