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hit bottom

The reach the lowest or worst point of a decline. I knew I had hit rock bottom when I missed my son's birthday party. That's when I knew I needed to get help. It's been falling in price for weeks, but I think the stock 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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Investment income can't cover operating losses--Some hospitals and health systems are already hitting bottom, financially.
The construction sector will continue to weaken, with total residential permit activity and construction employment hitting bottom in late 2007.
Yoshino speculates Tigers fans cheer their team most avidly when their livelihood is undergoing its most difficult phase due to the economy hitting bottom.
He also continuously repeats that if fish aren't biting within a few minutes of hitting bottom at a particular spot, they probably aren't going to.
However, if energy prices drop below $38, we could see oil prices at $25 to $30 before hitting bottom by early 2006.
Confidence among the companies showed a slight improvement, with managers at 22 companies saying business conditions were bottoming out or hitting bottom.
NEW YORK - The nation's manufacturing activity showed signs of hitting bottom in February, although it extended its decline for a seventh month, a key industry group said Thursday.
Dent Forecast newsletter, recent stock market gains have been lackluster as the major indices -- NASDAQ, Dow Jones and Standard & Poor's -- have climbed steadily after hitting bottom on Friday the 13th.
A journey that could easily have ended in tragedy and failure for a bitter 19-year-old teen-ager suddenly sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair as a paraplegic after breaking his neck hitting bottom on that dive.
After hitting bottom in July, and again in October, Liberty looks to have turned the corner as an attractive long-term play for investors looking for a company with solid growth potential.
The movie, which also stars Susan Hayward, Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate and Lee Grant, deals with three struggling starlets hitting bottom without ever reaching the top.
the Dow fell more than 2 points a minute, hitting bottom with a decline for the day of 166.