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bottom feeder

bottom feeder

Date: Jul 16 2009


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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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)


1. Definition - Study the 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.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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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.”


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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A bottom feeder is someone who does what many peolpe don't want to do .

03:38 PM Jul 16 2009 |




bottom feeder is an smart person Cool

03:18 PM Jul 16 2009 |



Only bottom feeder can do a great thing,cause they always know the way of life ,true life.

02:16 PM Jul 16 2009 |




not to be a bottom feeder

01:29 PM Jul 16 2009 |




i don't like bottom feeders, but sometimes you are just a bottom feeder. Well, try to swim up and up

01:28 PM Jul 16 2009 |





12:46 PM Jul 16 2009 |



Saudi Arabia

me too …. but i think it's not good called anyone 'bottom feeder'

12:27 PM Jul 16 2009 |

alexandre paul


personally i dont know the meaning exactly

09:48 AM Jul 16 2009 |




There is polarization in actors, some are bottom feeders, some are born wealthy.

08:15 AM Jul 16 2009 |




In our life, sometime we have no chance to choose to do something. Everybody are surving their life by many ways. We cannot say definately that bottom feeders are bad as no one know his or her background life.

12:43 AM Jul 16 2009 |

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