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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Scott Charlton, the manager of Rock Bottom's Tecom branch, claimed the man was "very drunk" in the venue last
Windoworld has some fantastic deals, including seven windows and two doors for the rock bottom price of PS1,975, or why not go for the front of house deal for just PS1,199, consisting of one door and four windows.
To my knowledge the phrase 'rock bottom' only appears once in the major AA literature, in the so-called 'Twelve & Twelve': 'Of course, most human beings don't suffer these defects at these rock-bottom levels' (AA, 1953: p 66).
There are plenty of newly established vulture funds ready to buy at rock bottom values.
Rock Bottom (43) and Odell (45) also made the list.
Interest rates, although far from their rock bottom 1% levels in 2004, remain low historically and have not had the effect of unraveling the unprecedented levels of appreciation commercial real estate assets have undergone in major markets such as New York, Southern California and Washington DC.
The 24-year-old from Liverpool, who has dropped from eighth to 23rd on the Ryder Cup table in a nightmare run of seven successive missed cuts, talked yesterday of the moment he hit "rock bottom".
"Prices are rock bottom, plus the taxes that we have to pay and the only place that we have a certain amount of control is on our costs," Descarries says.
THE STOCK MARKET HAS HIT ROCK BOTTOM! IT'S THE PERFECT TIME TO BUY!
But at rock bottom, the thing that it really was--a magazine--simply wasn't popular enough to live.
The annual figures are in, and Rock Bottom Restaurants, Inc., has held on to its lead as the busiest of the brewpub groups in 2000, according to the Institute for Brewing Studies' annual review of the brewpub industry.
Two months ago West Ham were rock bottom, but now sit in the lofty perch of sixth position in the Premiership after five wins from their last six games.
The firm's rock bottom stock price indicates that Wall Street is no longer willing to pay for the aggressive, frenzied acquisition strategy that catapulted CHS into the big leagues of PC distribution.
For many alcoholics, fundamental change may require the dire consequences of "hitting rock bottom," Vaillant holds.