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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 money scraped together through the review would be diverted to the new extra budget and the fiscal 2010 budget.
He scraped together pounds 250 for a single shipment of tea and sold it door-to-door.
Q TWO years ago, we scraped together all we had for a deposit on a little flat conversion in a nice old house.
Can a plan scraped together in one week fix a problem brewing for years?
She considers indigenous women at different levels of the economic scale, including members of the pre-Hispanic ruling classes who learned to use the new system to their advantage, struggling converts to Catholicism who scraped together a few coins and personal possessions to pay for funeral rites, and women who rose from domestic service to become entrepreneurs and even slave owners.
Mailman Olivier Besan-cenot, of the far-left Revolutionary Communist League, said he barely scraped together the signatures.
He has already scraped together pounds 10,000 from family, friends and savings, meaning he has enough funds to complete a 19-day compulsory training project and compete in the first leg to Brazil.
They've left their million-pound pad in Maida Vale and somehow scraped together the pennies for a pounds 2.
Enhancing the humanity of female physicians are individual accounts of rejection from medical colleges, deaths of husbands and children, patients debilitated by malnutrition, and payment scraped together in fresh vegetables, eggs, and wool.
Taking participatory journalism to the next level - he's scraped together $10,000 to buy an American Basketball Association franchise and will act as its owner and general manager - Wolff has laid out his business model in this week's Sports Illustrated in announcing the birth of the Vermont Frost Heaves, which he plans to have ready for the fall of 2006.
With the help of Sarasota's Jazz Club, she scraped together enough grants (and copyright permissions) to start Jazz Links, an educational program that teaches black history through the roots of jazz music.