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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.
See also: bottom, rock
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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]
See also: bottom, rock
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: bottom, rock
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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