scrape

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THE Government's broadcasting service hit a new low in journalism on Monday last when it scraped the bottom of the barrel for news stories.
The council scraped the bottom of the barrel when they sold off Skelton cemetery buildings (like the one pictured below) for development.
BLIMEY, they must have really scraped the bottom of the barrel for this lot of Z-list celebs.