a sorry field of minor

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Infomercial hosts are typically dredged from a sorry field of minor and/or washed-up celebrities, most of whom would otherwise never have been seen again unless The Love Boat returns or Hollywood Squares lowers its standards.
What does the 'a sorry field of minor ' means in this sentece? many thanks.
  • cropje_jnr

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    "Minor" applies to "celebrities", like "washed-up". It means they are not very famous.

    "A sorry field" means a collection of celebrities (which are minor and/or washed-up) which evoke pity.
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