scrape the bottom of the barrel

scrape the bottom of the barrel
Meaning: select from among the worst; to choose from what is left over.
Example: As all the candidates who came for the interview today, were very lousy and dull I had to scrape the bottom of the barrel.

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Synonyms: desperate, pandering, lacking – in extreme need of a result or reaction. Hope this helps.

- Vee January 22, 2019

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