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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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SUPERCAR prize firm Best of the Best hopes to step up a gear after scraping back into profit.
But she adopted a wholesome schoolmarm image for the hearing, scraping back her hair, wearing a drab coat and little make-up, and carrying files.
And while they have a chance of scraping back into this two-legged tie on Friday, the odds are stacked against them.
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