hit rock bottom

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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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All products reach rock bottom prices at different times of the year.
As you can see, it's not a great week for film releases - and with this terminally-tedious Thai turkey, we reach rock bottom.
Hayley also gets their families on board to give them a few home truths (mean spirited moans) - and once these individuals have been forced to reach rock bottom, that''s when The Jobmother sets about building them up again.
Hayley also gets their families on board to give them a few home truths and once they've been forced to reach rock bottom, The Jobmother sets about building them up again, and that means finding a job.
The low ratio of write downs indicates the crisis has yet to reach rock bottom and the consequential misery is likely to cast a further cloud over the business world, particularly small businesses.
We have been suffering a decline in prices for the last 18 months, and I think the old adage that you should buy when prices are falling and not when they reach rock bottom is proving true," he said.
A BBC spokesman said: "Sunshine is a heart-warming story about how, when you reach rock bottom, the only thing that matters are the people you love.
There's only one way out of this, and anyone with drug experience will tell you, the only way out is not sectioning them, not locking them up; at some point they are going to reach rock bottom, and at that point they will say, I don't want to do that any more.
It has been a long road to redemption for McKinley and he admits he had to reach rock bottom before climbing back up.
She graduates from the intensive 12-week programme today, determined never to reach rock bottom again.
The way the world's timber supply is decreasing, prices will never reach rock bottom.
Just this week I've heard several references to "Point RB" - the very moment when the housing market will reach rock bottom.
He said: "We have been suffering a decline in prices for the last 18 months, and I think the old adage that you should buy when prices are falling and not when they reach rock bottom is proving true.
Mary, 21, said she did nothing with her life for a year and Matt, 24, who had many jobs, had to reach rock bottom before he pulled himself up with help from youth charity Fairbridge in Cardiff.
She said yesterday: "When you reach rock bottom, it's a relief.