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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

scrap·ing

(skrāp'ing),
A specimen scraped from a lesion or specific site, for cytologic examination.
See also: smear.
Synonym(s): scrape

scrape

Abrasion, see there.

scrape

(skrāp)
To remove from the surface with a scalpel or other edged instrument.
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If they have the right to say we are scraping the bottom of the barrel, I have a right to read to the jury the statements of 45 witnesses we were not allowed to call," said Abramson, who represents Erik Menendez.
But we still need to keep donations flowing as we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel to get loads.
BBC Alba must be scraping the bottom of the barrel if they're now broadcasting this tosh live.
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 really like this job but you always want the story to have legs and not be that you're scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The excuse for adding these two is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Some, of course, could cite a 0-0 home draw with Armenia, a 4-0 battering in Tunisia and a 6-4 embarrassment in Turkey, all games Savage played in, as scraping the bottom of the barrel, but I won't go there.
Charles Weidner, defending, said: "You have got a young girl here, 21, before the court on numerous occasions and she has come to the end of the line, she is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
If I were Tommy, I would stop scraping the bottom of the barrel to try to create anything that would resemble a credible, electable socialist force.
Don't expect to see them scraping the bottom of the barrel with the likes of West Ham, Wigan and Sunderland next season.
He replied: 'You are scraping the bottom of the barrel.