bottom of the line


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bottom of the line

The cheapest, worst, or lowest quality. Used to describe an item in a range of comparable products. I know we need to save money, but this bottom-of-the-line computer barely even works. Our washing machine broke down after just two months of use, but that's what we get for buying the bottom of the line.
See also: bottom, line, of
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Connolly added: "My chances up the road are not looking good - I'm bottom of the line of strikers.
Rather, Cray in the super computer business, Digital in the mini-computer and networking arena, and Apple and Compaq at the bottom of the line lead a lengthening parade of newcomers revolutionizing that industry.
Most successful anglers use two flies: a black woolly worm at the bottom of the line with a white one tied as a dropper about 3 1/2 feet up.
The branded First-Down Line will appear to international television viewers only as a line on the field with an advertiser's name or logo appearing discreetly at the top or bottom of the line, expanding visibility and ensuring impact for the advertisers.
The inning started with the bottom of the line up contributing four hits.
When the Jade is dry, mask off the bottom of the line, and paint the upper area with strong yellow matt emulsion.