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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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If we can scrape together the air fare (hands are down the back of the couch as we speak) then we'll be there.
Southgate is on a very tight budget at the Riverside but is attempting to scrape together the cash to fund a bid for Traore.
If you can scrape together enough money for a deposit on a house (average price now in excess of pounds 200,000), the rising cost of living means your wage is completely absorbed paying for your mortgage and fuel bills etc.
After working a lifetime, the lucky ones who can scrape together enough money for a holiday should not be begrudged.
(What rhymes with Issey Miyake?) But even with extras, fans will be hard-pressed to scrape together a worthwhile full-length disc.
Amy Sullivan's article manages to scrape together all of the available examples of Democratic non-malfeasance to paint a portrait of impending pertinence.
For most of the year, sugar farmers here scrape together a living farming beef cattle and sheep, practicing carpentry or other trades.
One Sojourners editor, for example, remembers joining several seminary classmates back in the day to scrape together the money to hear the duo.
They scrape together their meagre savings, leave home, and go to London to buy a tram.
One wonders, of course, how a youngish dealer with the wherewithal to scrape together the fair's substantial exhibitor's fee and travel her "undiscovered" talent to London would not have seen it coming.
That's why Karl Golden notched up as many as nine shorts before he managed to scrape together $90,000 for his full-length directing debut, "The Honeymooners," a romantic comedy that attracted some modest acclaim at festivals last year; followed by a blink-and-you'll-miss-it release in the U.K.