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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LEGENDARY small screen highlights are often celebrated, but this programme takes a look at the other extreme - the shows that really scraped the barrel.
Cheney also mocked John Kerry for expressing a desire to take a sensitive approach to the war, even though the last time the Veep scraped the barrel for this charge, the Democrats found footage of Bush saying the exact same thing.
He was only too delighted to get to Christ Church Cathedral School Oxford at the age of 10, and leave grubby Oldham behind, although he kept in close touch with his mother who scraped the barrel to get him there.