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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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Come off it, you really are scraping the bottom of the barrel. You should be giving people more help, not taking it away and then insulting some of society's most vulnerable individuals, their families, carers and friends.
I always felt I was scraping the bottom of the barrel just trying to get a song together" Singer Leonard Cohen "Beards are messy.
"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. I think if we go any further then we might be guilty of that."
The excuse for adding these two is scraping the bottom of the barrel."
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.
The return of Peggy Mitchell and the 'Chuckle Brothers' (Phil and Grant), is scraping the bottom of the barrel; and the way the police are portrayed as inept bunglers is sending out the wrong message.
Don't expect to see them scraping the bottom of the barrel with the likes of West Ham, Wigan and Sunderland next season.
WE'RE scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one chaps, writes Ed Hawkins.
He replied: 'You are scraping the bottom of the barrel. It has nothing to do with this trial.
But once the schools are gone, our taxes will be supporting secularism and the Planned Parenthood immorality, while our own, by then private, schools will be scraping the bottom of the barrel for a few pennies.
Clearly we were scraping the bottom of the barrel. Roosevelt had to get a pitifully unprepared America ready to fight.

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