the bottom of the heap

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the bottom of the heap

also the bottom of the pile
the lowest rank within a group Being near the bottom of the heap, the company has nowhere to go but up. Those at the bottom of the heap feel that no one cares about them.
Opposite of: the top of the heap
See also: bottom, heap, of
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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.
BAYERN Munich maintained an eight-point advantage at the top of the Bundesliga while sending Stuttgart to the bottom of the pile with a 2-0 win at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The Staggies actually dropped to the bottom of the pile after St Mirren won but boss gaffer Jim McIntyre said: "The only result we could affect was our own so we'll take the positives from it.
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.
But tonight she goes straight to the bottom of the pile when she betrays the three little pigs.
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.
Last week's 1-0 win over Tottenham dragged the Hammers off the foot of the table but victories for Everton and Wigan meant Grant's side dropped to the bottom of the pile despite a creditable 1-1 draw with unbeaten Fulham.
Llandudno, however drop to the bottom of the pile and remain the only side in the division still to claim a solitary point.
Al Salam Bank - Sudan sank to the bottom of the pile, closing down 12.
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.