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be bumping along the bottom
To be in poor condition and showing no improvement. Typically used to describe economic issues. Without major changes, the economy will still be bumping along the bottom for many years to come.
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be bumping along the bottomBRITISH
If a market or an economy is bumping along the bottom, it has reached a low level of performance, and is not getting any better or any worse. He warned that the economy seemed to be bumping along the bottom. Note: You can also say that something is bumping along at the bottom. People are beginning to sense that we are bumping along at the bottom, but we are not going any further down.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
be bumping along the bottom(of an economy or industry) be at the lowest point in its performance without improving or deteriorating further.
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