scraping the bottom of the barrel
Greece is scraping the bottom of the barrel and won't have any money for its IMF repayments in May
In this sentence, what does "Scraping the bottom of the barrel" mean? Is it usually means using the worst ideas, things or people to solve a problem because there’s nothing else available?
I don't know why it is used.
please help me!
yes, you are right. Imagine a barrel full of something like food. As people take stuff out of the barrel, they tend to take the good stuff first, so if you get there late, you could be stuck scraping the bottom to get whatever's left.
July 7, 2015
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