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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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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?
the OSG) is scraping the bottom of the barrel for whatever argument is left to support her continued illegal detention,' Hilbay said.
It might sound like scraping the bottom of the barrel, but no matter how much dredging Pardew has done this week there has been nothing to cling to.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel does not even begin to describe any move to slash more numbers from the Garda.
Come off it, you really are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel just trying to get a song together" Singer Leonard Cohen "Beards are messy.