All the good stuff—the Oscar bait—comes out in November or December; the dregs are reserved for January and February.
The fish dies and is brought back to life—along with grandpa—with the dregs of a bag of chips.
They are not interested in the dregs from my stash of clothes.
Having drunk the Clinton Global Initiative to the dregs, a hopey-changey hangover ensues.
She says she is suffering from "de very las' dregs of de yaller fever."
This age is, as it were, the waste and dregs of the whole world.
She would drain the cup of pleasure, though the dregs might be bitter to the taste.
The old man seized the bottle, and speedily drained it to the dregs.
But, peace to his ashes—or rather to his dregs—and may there never be such another British colonel!
She bowed her head, and left him standing alone, with the dregs of victory.
c.1300 (implied in surname Dryngedregges), from Old Norse dregg "sediment," from Proto-Germanic *drag- (cf. Old High German trestir, German Trester "grapeskins, husks"), from PIE *dher- (1) "to make muddy." Replaced Old English cognate dræst, dærst "dregs, lees." Figurative use is from 1530s.
(Ps. 75:8; Isa. 51:17, 22), the lees of wine which settle at the bottom of the vessel.