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bottom feeder

bottom feeder

Date: Jul 16 2009

Quote

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“Good actors are all messed up. It’s a profession of bottom feeders and broken people.”

- Actor Shia LaBeouf, speaking about his rough childhood. (Us Weekly)

Definition

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a low person; someone who takes advantage of others

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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The ocean is filled with all kinds of weird, creepy, fascinating, and beautiful creatures, from majestic killer whales to gross-looking bottom feeders. When we use the term bottom feeder to talk about fish and other animals that live in the sea, we’re referring to those that live at the very bottom of the ocean. They’re literally the lowest creatures in the sea. They also sometimes eat detritus, or the remains of dead animals and other nasty stuff that collects at the bottom of the ocean.

When we refer to a person as a bottom feeder, we’re comparing him to the bottom feeders that dwell in the sea. Calling someone a bottom feeder is definitely not a compliment. It means that we think he’s a low, worthless person who takes advantage of others’ misfortunes. For instance, some people think that lawyers who make money by defending criminals and filing lawsuits have a bottom-feeding profession.

According to Shia LaBeouf, acting is another profession of bottom feeders. LaBeouf grew up poor and became an actor when he was still a child in order to help keep his family out of poverty. He thinks that all good actors are troubled or have struggled in their pasts. For LaBeouf, actors may be bottom feeders, but they’re also artists who learn from their struggles. So for him, being the lowest of the low might have its high points.

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“To me, accident lawyers are bottom feeders who take advantage of other people’s misfortunes.”

“The paparazzi are bottom feeders. They make money by invading celebrities’ privacy and exposing their worst secrets.”

“Thomas was a good kid in school but now he spends all his time hanging out with criminals and bottom-feeders.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS it refers to an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
Sezai A total lack of responsibilty to provide oneself, in other words leech
by Sezai
Aneet People who live like offscourings.
by Aneet
sadr_ba An opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others...
by sadr_ba
lalobrown people who profit and take advantage of others people.
by lalobrown
a person who preys upon or panders to the base qualities of others
by PorcelainDoll

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RubyGriffin

United Kingdom

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12:16 PM Feb 25 2016 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

Basically, Bottom feeder means someone whose taking advantage to others so that he/she willl be able to gain his/her own opportunity

01:11 PM Jul 20 2009 |

natala10

natala10

Czech Republic

Ahoj promin ale doufam že take rozumiš česky,moc ti to sluši seš fakt kus Smile

02:06 PM Jul 19 2009 |

boddi

China

why isn't bottom feeder a compliment?According to this essay,it seems that bottom feeder isn't a negative words,struggle actors are really valuable to get compliment.

12:14 PM Jul 19 2009 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I don't see the point why actors are bottom feeders. IMHO politicions are good example of bottom feeders. They really try to benefit on the misfortunes of other people.

08:49 AM Jul 19 2009 |

gaohui

China

l like the website.

12:07 AM Jul 19 2009 |

gaohui

China

l like the website.

12:07 AM Jul 19 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

...Bottom Feeders are people that make well in under adverse condition ;)

12:01 AM Jul 18 2009 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

By my understanding,to be a bottom feeder is being a type of the "sucker","picaroon"...They may be the lawest of the law,but are pretty smart people! But they are "smart" taking advantageof others and this is a wrong thing…I think the only positive side this story is bottom feeders are kind "street smart people",in the other words,people who make well in under adverse condition…

11:59 PM Jul 17 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

 hi

 i dontwant to be bottom feeder

  

07:46 PM Jul 17 2009 |

spike_dsl

spike_dsl

Philippines

is it similar to a parasite?

02:01 PM Jul 17 2009 |

Khulood

United Arab Emirates

Interesting slang! I know lots of people who are bottom feeders and I try not to hang out with them all the time!!!

07:09 AM Jul 17 2009 |

quocpham

Viet Nam

very good word, but i think it not be used popular

04:30 AM Jul 17 2009 |

kaseem

kaseem

Syrian Arab Republic

well,I don't want to be a bottom feeder ,but I think it's not good to disscribe lawyers as a bottom feeders .

haha

?Cool?

01:25 AM Jul 17 2009 |

sheaneed XD

United States

well i dont know what´s that but i dont  want to know haha

 

10:54 PM Jul 16 2009 |

sheaneed XD

United States

hi

10:38 PM Jul 16 2009 |

smile82

smile82

Germany

"Lehmann brothers" is a bottom feeders   :(

Who is with me?

09:31 PM Jul 16 2009 |

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