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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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Josie swings into action in her usual disarming way and naturally gets herself into all sorts of scrapes along the way.
We had a few scrapes along the way that we are going to have a look at and work on, but now we're going forward on the back of two good performances and all the lads have played in the last week, so we should be on the front foot able to go to Luton.
A modest Laurence, who lives in Crosby, described his creation as "quite good" and revealed it had survived a few scrapes along the way.
But while there have been scrapes along theway on and off the pitch, none more spectacular than his bust-up with then Magpies' boss Graeme Souness, there has been little doubting his passion and ability to destroy defences at his best.
Inevitably there are scrapes along the way when you also have to look after two young brothers.