scrape the bottom of the barrel
scrape the bottom of the barrel definition
to utilize the last or only things or people available, even if unsatisfactory. (See also bottom of the barrel.) : They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel when they picked you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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