at the bottom of the heap

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at the bottom of the heap

In the worst or lowest position in a group. As far as our government is concerned, kids born into poverty are just at the bottom of the heap, perpetually ignored.
See also: bottom, heap, of

at the bottom/top of the ˈpile/ˈheap

(informal) in a low/high position in society: You’ve no idea what life at the bottom of the pile is like, have you? When do you ever talk to ordinary people?
See also: bottom, heap, of, pile, top
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And while those with the money employ us, they cannot operate without those at the bottom of the pile.
e intention to continue unabated with further cuts will hurt the people at the bottom of the pile and the claims made that they have been instrumental to some recovery is open to doubt.
I'M NOT surprised that Keep Wales Tidy has put Bridgend Borough Council at the bottom of the pile for street cleaning.
Just another attempt by the government to save a few million by piling pressure on those at the bottom of the pile and yet they refuse to take any responsibility for rising poverty and inequality.
According to the IMF, The Bahamas already had the highest level of non-performing loans in its banking system in 2010, and these climbed consistently each year between 2010 and 2013, keeping The Bahamas at the bottom of the pile among the comparison countries for credit quality.
And even attempts on goal that didn't hit the target saw Town at the bottom of the pile with 202 shots off target - Leeds United were next worst on 203.
And while everyone appreciates the need to cut the welfare bill and balance the books at a time of bank bailouts it seems that once again it is those at the bottom of the pile who are suffering the most.
A point each means Wolves remain in 19th place in the table with West Ham below them at the bottom of the pile.
Commercial Bank of Dubai was at the bottom of the pile after a fall of 4.
I am sick of the Welsh language being at the bottom of the pile as the Thomas Cook debacle showed.
from the view of the people at the bottom of the pile.
It's the ones at the bottom of the pile that are interesting.
They played hard, but the only thing I didn't like was that when I was at the bottom of the pile, they were punching me in the ribs and pinching me.
Once again the guy at the bottom of the pile is being forced to pay for the incompetence of those at the top.
The losers were T-Mobile, Canon, JVC, and at the bottom of the pile was Coca-Cola with a score of minus 18 per cent.