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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Now Jack McConnell will be forced on Scots because Labour has scraped the barrel and is unable to come up with a candidate to oppose him.
In that instant, 1,000 stranded Hornets diehards who could not afford the first team's long haul to Newcastle in August 1981, as Britain scraped the barrel of Thatcher's recession, knew they were watching the birth of a star.
I KNOW last Tuesday was what's known in the trade as "a slow news day" but RTE News scraped the barrel by doing a so-called news story about what it described as "one of the country's great tourist attractions".