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scrape the bottom of the barrel


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To use the least desirable parts of something.


Derived from the historical practice in the early United States of storing food in barrels; when food supplies ran low, only what was on the very bottom of the barrel remained, and had to be removed by scraping. (Wiktionary)


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