barrel-scraping

barrel-scraping
[`bær(ə)l`skreɪpɪŋ]
собирание последних ресурсов; «под метелку»

Англо-русский большой универсальный переводческий словарь. . 2012.

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  • scraping the barrel — When all the best people, things or ideas and so on are used up and people try to make do with what they have left, they are scraping the barrel …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Scraping the Barrel — Infobox Album | Name = Scraping the Barrel Type = Album Artist = Gentle Giant Released = 15 November, 2004 Recorded = Genre = Progressive rock Length = Label = Alucard Producer = Reviews = Last album = Under Construction (1997) This album =… …   Wikipedia

  • barrel — [[t]bæ̱rəl[/t]] ♦♦♦ barrels, barrelling, barrelled (in AM, use barreling, barreled) 1) N COUNT A barrel is a large, round container for liquids or food. The wine is aged for almost a year in oak barrels. ...barrels of pickled fish. 2) N COUNT:… …   English dictionary

  • scraping the barrel —    When all the best people, things or ideas and so on are used up and people try to make do with what they have left, they are scraping the barrel.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Scraping the barrel —   When all the best people, things or ideas and so on are used up and people try to make do with what they have left, they are scraping the barrel …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • the bottom of the barrel — see ↑bottom, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑barrel the bottom of the barrel : the lowest possible condition, level, etc. After the divorce, Tim felt he had reached/hit the bottom of the barrel. The excessive coverage of the scandal signals …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) bottom of the barrel — the worst or least able members of a particular group. He described them as the bottom of the barrel of American society. There were only 40 students in the new class, and I think the admissions office was getting to the bottom of the barrel.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — tv. to tilize the last or only things or people available, even if unsatisfactory. (See also bottom of the barrel.) □ They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel when they picked you. □ You scraped the bottom of the barrel for this one. I… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — informal phrase to use or do something that you know is not very good, because you do not have anything better They’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel with these latest recruits. Thesaurus: to use something, or to be usedsynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — verb To use the least desirable parts of something. They must really have been scraping the bottom of the barrel if they couldnt find a better design than that …   Wiktionary

  • scrape the bottom of the barrel — take whatever is left after the best has been taken They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel if they must give him a job …   Idioms and examples


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