hit rock bottom

hit rock bottom

also reach rock bottom
to reach the lowest possible level or be in the worst possible situation She used illegal drugs for eight years and quit before she hit rock bottom. The department has reached rock bottom, with employees being fired and supervisors facing criminal charges.
Usage notes: also used in the form be at rock bottom: Grain prices are now at rock bottom.
See also: bottom, hit, rock
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We all know we hit rock bottom after that defeat but we need to face the situation and make sure we are all together and to make sure we get the wins we deserve and take our football club forward.
They say you have to hit rock bottom if you're an addict and it was the same with myself with the gambling.
The former Celtic striker said he hit rock bottom as he kept gambling while recovering from cancer.
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But the gang leader doesn't check into a hotel with his wife Trish as their marriage starts to hit rock bottom on the hit programme.
Summary: Sydney: Australia have hit rock bottom with their defeat to England in the second Ashes .
I had some very low moments when I pretty much hit rock bottom.
We join the hotel manager back at The Grosvenor in Torquay, as finances have hit rock bottom after a long winter, and what's needed of him first and foremost is to make sure the hotel's doors don't close once and for all.
GLASS'S Guide says the used market may have hit rock bottom as the torrent of shabby cars going to auction seems to have dried up.
I really hit rock bottom at one point," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted her as saying.
But we hit rock bottom and to be bottom of the league for a club like Everton and for some of the players in that dressing room was embarrassing and shameful.
Djankov has explained that in November 2009-February 2010 the Bulgarian economy hit rock bottom, which led to a drop in tax revenue, the Pari Daily reported.
We hit rock bottom in my view from the days in the '80s when I watched Rangers in the top flight.
And the half-baked hold-up at the Cuckoo Restaurant in Melbourne hit rock bottom when one of the raiders accidentally shot the other in the buttocks.