at the bottom of the pile

idiom

Definition of at the bottom of the pile

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in a low or very unimportant position The team finished the season at the bottom of the pile.

the bottom of the barrel

noun phrase

Definition of the bottom of the barrel (Entry 2 of 2)

: the lowest possible condition, level, etc. After the divorce, Tim felt he had reached/hit the bottom of the barrel. The excessive coverage of the scandal signals that the news media may have finally hit/reached the bottom of the barrel.

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