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an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others

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A former party member has described Umno as a stagnant pond of water breeding only bottom feeder fish, saying the lack of direction caused their recent downfall in the 14th general election (GE14).
Having spent most of his career chasing "bottom feeders", Haller lands what could be the case of a lifetime when he's hired by Beverly Hills millionaire Louis Roulet (Phillippe), who is accused of attempted murder.
"The bottom feeders made bids, but they never got any place," said Koch.
"The result of all this is that the auction room is now perceived less as a room full of bottom feeders or dregs of the market going cheap, but rather, characterised by the likes of repossessed commercial property in very good condition."
The result of all of this is that the auction room is now perceived less as a room full of bottom feeders or dregs of the market going cheap, but rather characterised by the likes of repossessed property in very good condition.
In Springfield's case, gentrification would chase away some bottom feeders who wouldn't be missed.
Because tautogs are bottom feeders, anglers use bottom rigs baited with crabs or clams.
The crabs and fish that are moving up from the south are bottom feeders. They eat things like claims that live on the seafloor.
To most Americans, including some job shop suppliers, the world of the smaller supplier to the "big boys" is a world of low-tech bottom feeders. There are two problems in this myth about the job shops of the country today.
And how bloody irritating it is to have a landscape cluttered with male Anglophone bottom feeders when you're trying to make a story?
We have mercifully left out some bottom feeders that did not make the cut in terms of minimum quality.
'He sees private car users as the bottom feeders effectively, the people least entitled to any privileges whatsoever on the road.'
Among their numbers are bottom feeders that scoop up mud and use their gills to sift out food, and scavengers in search of rotting corpses which drift down from above.
Although Schrunk laughed off the effort as a humorous stunt, Kroeker reportedly called the reporters "bottom feeders." The Oregonian, Portland's lone general-interest daily, has yet to editorialize on the issue.
These bottom feeders swim with a graceful, undulating movement of their pectoral fins, taking in water for respiration through large openings on the upper surface of their bodies.