bump along the bottom

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bump along the bottom

To be in poor condition and show no improvement. Typically used to describe economic issues. Without major changes, the economy will still be bumping along the bottom for many years to come.
See also: bottom, bump
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Mr Osborne probably knows the truth, and is deliberately pretending the economy is performing better than he knows it is while our country bumps along the bottom.
As the retail home improvement industry bumps along the bottom of this lengthy economic downturn, an oppurtunity presents itself to power up your brand image and position your store in customers' minds to capture an unfair share of the market when bussiness rebounds.
London this week was named as "the dirty man of Europe", sending more to landfill than any other city on the continent, meaning the UK is once again shamed when it comes to recycling rates just as it is with renewable energy - the country bumps along the bottom in both of the league tables.
There's still a lot to be said for the old-fashioned search pattern, fishing a crankbait that bumps along the bottom until it comes into contact with submerged objects, like brush.
Rank-and-file workers are not the only ones getting the ax as the economy bumps along the bottom of the recessionary curve.