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Related to scraping the bottom of the barrel: put on airs, get off the ground, cut some slack, give it a shot, stroll around

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 have not a lot of men left at 90 years old, and we should not be scraping the bottom of the barrel to live on.
Government's are already scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of liquidity; and further bailouts or guarantees will only go to those that hold systemic risk (just look at CIT).
0 Sky Action, Friday, 9pm Often by the time any film franchise gets to a fourth instalment, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
PIERS has reached new lows in his scraping the bottom of the barrel as he meets former Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones.
We're coming to the end of durum stocks and there are a lot of worries in terms of availability and quality-we're scraping the bottom of the barrel," said Nigel Singh, UK commercial manager for Pasta Lensi, the big gest own-label pasta supplier in the world.
As for that grating you heard this summer, that was the sound of Hollywood scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Those who imagine Kinsey's subjects were primarily picked up at New York's Automat on 42nd Street, a gay prostitute's hangout, charge that in addition to scraping the bottom of the barrel, Kinsey found people inclined to lie to make their stories even more titillating.
We are scraping the bottom of the barrel," the WFP reported on February 10, 2004.
Bbc Wales are really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
And as an employer, you may have been scraping the bottom of the barrel for prospective job candidates.
Neither do Peruvian officials want a fire sale, although the government is scraping the bottom of the barrel for funds to reduce the fiscal deficit and pay its bills.
Is the defense scraping the bottom of the barrel to show abuse?