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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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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 bottomthe 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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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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