bottom of the heap

the bottom of the heap

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. Interns are the bottom of the heap in this company, but I guess you have to start somewhere.
See also: bottom, heap, of

bottom of the heap

verb
See also: bottom, heap, of
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At the bottom of the heap for bottles shipped per capita are Arkansas, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Indiana and Ohio.
In the 17 games since, Bolton have added 25 points to their total and are now sixth-bottom, while the Black Cats have managed only 16 and have replaced them at the bottom of the heap.
According to Oxfam's report women workers often find themselves off at the bottom of the heap.
While the region may still be far from reaching the top, at least it's no longer on the bottom of the heap like it used to be.
The Toon crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Tobermore United to ensure they will finish bottom of the heap.
Warkworth finished bottom of the heap after their 13th defeat of the summer left them 15 points adrift of their rivals at the foot of the table, Bates Cottages the side consigning them to the drop with an 81-run thumping.
We are at the bottom of the heap among the countries in Southeast Asia.
And publicans are at the bottom of the heap at number 274.
I am fed up with hearing Wales is the worst, the last or bottom of the heap.
But while life has changed beyond recognition for us, we should spare a thought for our new neighbours huddled together in their bedsits after a hard day at the bottom of the heap.
People's generosity has been overwhelming over the last few years and it is good for these women to see that they aren't seen as bottom of the heap and there are people out there who care.
Ultimately, when the mystery shopping agency ranked the new call center experience again, this firm moved from the bottom of the heap to the second best in its industry.
Given the challenges facing Wales' schools and the UK's economy in 2013, those pupils missing out most on a good education today can expect to find themselves at the bottom of the heap tomorrow.
The cities that top the list are Vienna ( Austria), New York, Toronto, London, Stockholm, and the cities at the bottom of the heap are Bamako ( Mali), Antananarivo ( Madagascar), Conarky ( Guinea) and Monrovia ( Liberia).
au, playing a minnow like Ireland should be a bit of light practice, a little hit and giggle before the main event, but the past two years, have shown that players with the Baggy Green have been at the bottom of the heap in the quickest format of the game.