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scrape the bottom of the barrel

informal (UK also scrape the barrel) to use the ​worstpeople or things because that is all that is ​available: Richard's in the ​team? You really are ​scraping the ​bottom of the ​barrel!
(Definition of scrape the bottom of the barrel from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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