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.
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bottom of the heap

verb
See also: bottom, heap, of
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You have a big hit, and you're a hot property, able to make anything you want, but after just one flop, you're right back where you started, at the bottom of the heap.
After opening the season with a rousing four-set win over United VC, the Tornadoes struggled, losing their next six matches to finish the first round at the bottom of the heap.
Newington YC had Robbie McVarnock and Dan White to thank for their 2-1 win over Sport and Leisure Swifts which leaves the West Belfast men bottom of the heap.
Banks have done ok to start the earnings season, with Citi +4.5% and State Street +3% top gainers in the S&P, while Pg&E -46.8% and Newmont Mining -8.4% are at the bottom of the heap. The 2-year yield snapped back from early lows near 2.50% to clear 2.54%; the 5-year bounced from 2.482% to 2.53%; the 10-year jumped from 2.66% to 2.71%; and the 30-year yield reversed from 2.66% lows to 2.71%.
Bottom of the heap are advertising executives, with journalists not far above them in 21st place and trusted by only 26 per cent of the populace.The behaviour of MPs both for and against Britain's decision to leave the European Union angered many constituents.
We'd landed bottom of the heap, that must have struck a cord.
"He certainly was a man who made sure politics was a respectable profession and he understood its obligations to everyone, not just the powerful, not just the rich, not just the mighty, but to the people who were absolutely at the bottom of the heap as well."
We have all the natural ingredients of an advanced country, and there should be no reason why we remain where we are now-at the near bottom of the heap. Our people do not need to suffer this malady.
Ross County are bottom of the heap at the moment and not showing many signs of recovery.
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. Across the world, women consistently earn less than men and are usually in the lowest paid and least secure forms of work.
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.
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.