Origin of dreg
Examples from the Web for dregs
All the good stuff—the Oscar bait—comes out in November or December; the dregs are reserved for January and February.‘A Field in England’ Is a Psychedelic Cinematic Trip|Andrew Romano|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are not interested in the dregs from my stash of clothes.The Pointlessness of Some Disaster Charity After the Indian Floods|Dilip D’Souza|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Having drunk the Clinton Global Initiative to the dregs, a hopey-changey hangover ensues.Is It Over? A 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Postmortem|Matthew DeLuca|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The fish dies and is brought back to life—along with grandpa—with the dregs of a bag of chips.
According to Kennedys version, it is the heros excess in draining the cup to the dregs which calls for punishment.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail|Alfred Nutt
The cup of bitterness was not, however, drained to the dregs.
"Most remarkably strange, and very unfortunate for me," admitted Gwen, drinking her cup of bitterness to the dregs.The Youngest Girl in the Fifth|Angela Brazil
Perhaps because of the similarity of their miserable origin in the dregs of mankind, she had understood Ricardo perfectly.Victory|Joseph Conrad
He held it up to the light and satisfied himself that no dregs remained.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim