scrape the bottom of the barrel

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scrape the bottom of the barrel [idiom]

when you have to use the worst things or people because it’s the only thing you have

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ته دیگ را در آوردن، تا آخر بهره برداری کردن، شیره ی چیزی را کشیدن، از بدها هم استفاده کردن

مثال: 

I knew Barry couldn’t win the game but we had no other choice because there was no one left. We had to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

5 scrape (the bottom of) the barrel   informal  

to have to use something even though it is not very good, because there is nothing better available :  
It was clear that the party was scraping the barrel for competent politicians.

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

scrape (the bottom of) the ˈbarrel
(disapproving) to have to use whatever things or people you can get, because there is not much choice available

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 4th Edition
 

scrape (the bottom of) the barrel informal

to use the worst people or things because that is all that is available:

Richard's in the team? - You really are scraping the barrel!

© Cambridge University Press 2013

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