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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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We are on the verge of default, we have to scrape the bottom of the barrel," he told reporters on August 30.
If he wants to ensure "good community relations" perhaps he should oppose the dropping of bombs on the heads of people of the Muslim faith rather than scrape the bottom of the barrel in an attempt to increase his popularity among those who are prejudiced against what people wear on their heads.
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.