all-time low(redirected from an all time low)
The lowest level ever before reached or attained. Economists are panicking after the stock market reached an all-time low on Saturday. Our cash reserves are at an all-time low. We're going to need to take on a loan if the company is going to survive. A: "Geez, you only scored 200 points on that level?" B: "Hey, that's an all-time low, and it only happened 'cause you were in here distracting me!"
See also: low
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all-time high (low)
A record achievement (or failure), never before surpassed. An Americanism from the early twentieth century, the term has been applied to matters economic (production), recreational (golf score), and numerous other areas.
See also: high
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