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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Graduates from Welsh universities are more likely to receive salaries that scrape the bottom of the barrel, according to a new survey.
Hey, it's difficult for adults to understand how people can get so low as to scrape the bottom of the barrel and steal from an elementary kid's education.
Thus a new era of affirmative action has begun: Invited to send a student to Capitol Hill as a congressional page, Hodge started going down the honor roll, then considered everyone with an 85 average, but says, "We had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to get a boy candidate.