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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
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Hitting controversial sore points just to be in the limelight is just scraping the bottom of the barrel - as is anyone who pays money to go and see him.
COVENTRY Labour are scraping the bottom of the barrel by recruiting former Conservative councillor Altaf Adalat.
In fact, for someone within the Labour Party to accuse an academic from one of the most respected politics departments in the UK of being biased in his research is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The Boks boss may be reaching out to the media but these comments sound more like a guy scraping the bottom of the barrel, using siege-mentality tactics in a bid to reverse his side's flagging fortunes ahead of their Cup defence.
Keith Stockdale, secretary of Barry and Vale Friends of the Earth, said: "This is scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of adding alternative fuels to the mix.
PUNTERS shouldn't presume that Zimbabwe cricket is back in a parlous state and scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of experience and quality despite recent disappointments.
We have not a lot of men left at 90 years old, and we should not be scraping the bottom of the barrel to live on.
Government's are already scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of liquidity; and further bailouts or guarantees will only go to those that hold systemic risk (just look at CIT).
0 Sky Action, Friday, 9pm Often by the time any film franchise gets to a fourth instalment, they are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
PIERS has reached new lows in his scraping the bottom of the barrel as he meets former Coronation Street actor Bruce Jones.
We're coming to the end of durum stocks and there are a lot of worries in terms of availability and quality-we're scraping the bottom of the barrel," said Nigel Singh, UK commercial manager for Pasta Lensi, the big gest own-label pasta supplier in the world.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel, however, is Monette's own version of "The Comedy of Errors," staged in the director's anything-for-a-yuck mode--full of bad acting, running gags and in-jokes.

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