bottom of the barrel
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- (figuratively) The position of a person or thing of low quality or poor character.
- He went from being at the bottom of the barrel to being an inch above the bottom of the barrel.
- 2007, Robert Reginald and Douglas Menville, Forgotten Fantasy: Issue #2, December 1970, page 32:
- Here is the first new collection of Rohmer stories in years, and they are the absolute bottom of the barrel! Detective stories, romances, war stories — everything but the "strange stories" advertised in the title.
- 2010, Donna Wheeler et al., Tunisia, page 212:
- The bottom of the barrel as far as accommodation in the Ville Nouvelle goes.
- 2023 March 5, Miranda Sawyer, quoting Jason Williamson, “Sleaford Mods: ‘The UK is like a crazy golf course – all we’ve got left are landmarks’”, in The Guardian, →ISSN:
- I know it’s hard work in our game, and you get to a point, 15 years into a career, where you’re not bringing in much dough. But it’s proper bottom of the barrel, a celebrity Britain’s Got Talent.