hit bottom

hit bottom

To reach the lowest or worst point of a decline I knew I had hit bottom when I missed my son's birthday party. That's when I knew I needed to get help. Prices have been falling for weeks during the crash, but the economy has finally hit bottom.
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hit bottom

Fig. to reach the lowest or worst point. Our profits have hit bottom. This is our worst year ever. When my life hit bottom, I began to feel much better. I knew that if there was going to be any change, it would be for the better.
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hit bottom

Also, touch bottom. Reach the worst or lowest point. For example, When he lost his job again they knew they had hit bottom, or When wheat prices touch bottom, the farmers will be up in arms. [Second half of 1800s]
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Genseric Kusunga suffered a hamstring injury as Dundee hit bottom and boss Jim McIntyre said: "It wasn't good enough.
Mid-table Hexham hit bottom side Cramlington Town for six without reply as Vinny Proudlock and Robbie Pattinson both notched twice, Kurtis Harvey and Hamish Forsyth also on the mark.
For decades, substance abuse treatment was stuck with an accepted myth that people could only decide to change after they had hit bottom. The idea was that treatment would not work until an addicts life became so wretched that the person would have an epiphany or moment of clarity in which they would firmly decide to change their lives and stop using addictive substances.
He took time out to enjoy "a gaudy girl-filled life in Los Angeles" - but quickly went back to business, making a fortune during The Great Depression by buying shares in firms that hit bottom. Some acquisitions grew to 100 times what he paid.
''Given the big drop that we've had the big question is, when does oil hit bottom?'' said Jeff Carbone, a senior partner at Cornerstone Financial Partners in Charlotte, North Carolina.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-August 5, 2014-HSBC half year profits fall 12% as low interest rates and slowdown in trading volumes hit bottom line
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 5, 2014-HSBC half year profits fall 12% as low interest rates and slowdown in trading volumes hit bottom line
The article said, "The two lower-priced tiers have recovered the most from their trough levels (both hit bottom in March 2011), with the low-price tier recovering 35.8 percent from the trough and the low-to-middle tier recovering 30.5 percent from the trough.
MARK CONNOLLY scored four times as Bala hit bottom side Afan Lido for six to record their biggest away win in the league.
But its too early to say we have certainly hit bottom. But I am hopeful that (growth) would be around five per cent," he said.
Summary: France has yet to hit bottom. The unemployment rate in Europe's second-largest economy rose again in the last quarter of last year to 10.6 percent, putting new pressure on President Francois Hollande's rollout a controversial labor-market reform.
Japan's exports to China this year are likely to rebound gradually as the Chinese economy is believed to have hit bottom in the third quarter of last year, a JETRO official said.
But ANA President Shinichiro Ito said, "Business demand is on a recovery track, and the downtrend in passengers has hit bottom."
I think the place has to hit bottom before they realize they've got a problem and ...
Wigan hit bottom in late October and only once found themselves out of the bottom three until a 1-0 success over Manchester United on April 11 but eventually eased clear of the drop zone thanks to a truly remarkable sequence of results towards the end of the campaign.