n. the location of persons or things of the very lowest quality. (Usually with from. See also scrape the bottom of the barrel.) : That last secretary you sent me was really from the bottom of the barrel. , If you drop out of school, you stay at the bottom of the heap.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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