scrape the bottom of the barrel

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اصطلاح
scrape the bottom of the barrel
scrape the bottom of the barrel - کفگیرش به ته دیگ خورده
معنی: 

یعنی علیرغم اینکه کاری خوب نیست بایستی آنرا انجام دهیم، یا اینکه مجبوریم از از بدترین اشخاص یا اشیا برای انجام کارمان استفاده کنیم چرا که انتخاب بهتری نداریم.

معادل فارسی: 

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.

میدونستم بری نمیتونست ببره ولی انتخاب دیگه ای نداشتیم چون کس دیگه ای باقی نمونده بود. بایستی از بدها هم استفاده میکردیم.

معنای کلمه به کلمه: 

کف بشکه را خراشیدن/پاک کردن

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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.

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

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

Wiktionary

Etymology

Derived from the historical practice in the early United States of storing food in barrels; when food supplies ran low, only what was on the very bottom of the barrel remained, and had to be removed by scraping.

Verb

scrape the bottom of the barrel ‎(third-person singular simple present scrapes the bottom of the barrel, present participle scraping the bottom of the barrel, simple past and past participle scraped the bottom of the barrel)

  1. (idiomatic) To use the least desirable parts of something.

    They must really have been scraping the bottom of the barrel if they couldn't find a better design than that.

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