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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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Synonyms for scrape

rake

clean

predicament

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scrape by

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scrape something together

scrape through

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  • get by
  • manage to live
  • just pass
  • just make it
  • have a close shave
  • pass by a narrow margin
  • narrowly achieve

Synonyms for scrape

to remove (an outer layer or adherent matter) by rubbing a surface with considerable pressure

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to bring or come into abrasive contact, often with a harsh grating sound

to be severely sparing in order to economize

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a harsh noise made by scraping

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an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

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an indication of damage

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scratch repeatedly

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make by scraping

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cut the surface of

bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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gather (money or other resources) together over time

bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of

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TALK about scraping the bottom of the barrel, writes Steve Palmer.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel comes this stultifyingly-dull teen horror tosh that couldn't raise a goose-pimple if its life depended on it.
The OSG, by repeatedly attempting to resort to the basest of technicalities, and in lieu of substantial arguments against the merits of her Supreme Court petition, is scraping the bottom of the barrel for whatever argument is left to support her continued illegal detention,' the senator said.
And on that farm we had some daft C-listers and enough barnyard noises to drown out the sound of ITV scraping the bottom of the barrel.
But we still need to keep donations flowing as we are now scraping the bottom of the barrel to get loads.
She added: "I really like this job but you always want the story to have legs and not be scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Firstly, they have found most of the irreplaceable fuel resources are no longer in abundance, and in many places we are well and truly scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Scraping the bottom of the barrel, we had the brain-numbing yawnathon that is Big Brother: twelve monstrously self-deluded, empty-headed, vain, loud-mouthed specimens of human flotsam and jetsam, doing and saying nothing of the remotest interest.
But their latest little venture shows that they are now scraping the bottom of the barrel.
Fifty thousands is scraping the bottom of the barrel, really scraping the bottom of the barrel," said Maj Heyman.
BBC Alba must be scraping the bottom of the barrel if they're now broadcasting this tosh live.
Instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel, we could be putting a lid on it and making a fortune.
But Lib Dem Coun Greg Stone said: "The Conservatives are scraping the bottom of the barrel.
In view of the derision which many now have for these Royal baubles,and the numerous celebrities who are known to have refused them,it is surely scraping the bottom of the barrel for the great and the good to go out touting for people who are willing to accept membership or commandership of the long-defunct BritishEmpire.
Just after producers finish scraping the bottom of the barrel.