rock bottom


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rock bottom

The absolute lowest or worst point. The price of milk is at rock bottom right now, which is great for consumers, but bad for dairy farmers. I knew I had hit rock bottom when I missed my son's birthday party because I was hung over. That's when I knew I needed to get professional help.
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rock bottom

The lowest possible level, absolute bottom, as in Wheat prices have reached rock bottom. This idiom alludes to the presence of bedrock that prevents digging farther down. [Late 1800s]
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rock bottom

the lowest possible level.
2004 Art Business News By 1992 , the Nunez family had hit rock bottom, in debt and living off their credit cards.
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rock bottom

1. n. the lowest point or level. The value of the goods is at rock bottom right now.
2. mod. absolute lowest, especially in reference to price. I am offering you the rock bottom price.
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The man claimed Rock Bottom was the "worst" place he'd ever experienced.
TOP TEN BREWPUB GROUPS (Measured by total volume of beer sold; not including production-only breweries) Sales (bbls) % change 1 Rock Bottom [a] 34,966 +4 2 Hops Restaurant, Bar & Brewery 27,387 +18 3 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants [b] 26,502 +17 4 McMenamin's Breweries 19,588 -6 5 RAM Int'l/Big Horn Brewery [c] 6,306 +18 6 John Harvard's Brewhouse N/A N/A 7 Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Barnsley were rock bottom of the Championship, yet Micky Mellon took over as caretaker after David Flitcroft was sacked and they instantly went down to promotion chasing Brighton and won
He was very hot-headed, shouting about something that happened at Rock Bottom and he wanted to go back.
Dubai police will speak to four male crewmates who got a taxi with Timmy from the Dubai seafarers mission to Rock Bottom.
It wasn't until I hit rock bottom that I had to take a real hard look at myself," The Sun quoted Agassi, as saying.
I learnt well under pressure but, like, four years passed by and I hit rock bottom.
In the top flight, Billingham Synthonia take on rock bottom Morpeth hoping to build on their knockout form.
NO PANIC measures for Atherstone Town chief Dale Belford for tonight's home encounter with rock bottom Bromsgrove Rovers at Sheepy Road despite losing their last two home league matches.
Rock Bottom off-licence in Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, was given the title of Community Off Licence of the Year 2008 by trade magazine Off-Licence News.
In each of its statements since it began raising rates from rock bottom 1% levels in June of 2004, the Fed has described rates as "accommodative," to indicate that rates were unusually low to stimulate economic growth.
It's rock bottom at the moment and it's getting worse.
We've definitely hit rock bottom,'' the first baseman said.
FURIOUS County manager Billy Dearden launched a blistering attack on his beleaguered team after they suffered another heavy defeat to leave them rock bottom of Division Two.