hit\ bottom


hit\ bottom
• hit bottom
• touch bottom
v. phr. informal
1. To be at the very lowest.

In August there was a big supply of corn and the price hit bottom.

When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hit bottom.

2. To live through the worst; not to be able to go any lower.

After all their troubles, they thought they had hit bottom and then something else happened.

When they lost all their money they thought they had touched bottom and things would have to get better.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • hit bottom — or[touch bottom] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be at the very lowest. * /In August there was a big supply of corn and the price hit bottom./ * /When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hit bottom./ 2. To live through the worst; not to be able to go… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit bottom — or[touch bottom] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be at the very lowest. * /In August there was a big supply of corn and the price hit bottom./ * /When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hit bottom./ 2. To live through the worst; not to be able to go… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit bottom — ► INFORMAL to reach an extremely low level: »The U.S. economy is beginning to show signs that it is hitting bottom and that a turnaround could get underway later this year. Main Entry: ↑hit …   Financial and business terms

  • hit bottom — To reach the lowest point ● bottom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bottom — Refers to the base support level for market prices of any type. Also used in the context of securities to refer to the lowest market price of a security during a specific time frame. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. bottom bot‧tom 1… …   Financial and business terms

  • Hit — A dealer who agrees to sell at the bid price quoted by another dealer is said to hit that bid. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. hit hit 1 [hɪt] verb hit PTandPP hitting PRESPART 1. [transitive] to reach a particular level or… …   Financial and business terms

  • bottom — See: BET ONE S BOOTS or BET ONE S BOTTOM DOLLAR, FROM THE BOTTOM OF ONE S HEART, FROM TO , GET TO THE BOTTOM OF, HIT BOTTOM or TOUCH BOTTOM, ROCK BOTTOM, SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bottom — See: BET ONE S BOOTS or BET ONE S BOTTOM DOLLAR, FROM THE BOTTOM OF ONE S HEART, FROM TO , GET TO THE BOTTOM OF, HIT BOTTOM or TOUCH BOTTOM, ROCK BOTTOM, SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bottom — See: bet one s boots or bet one s bottom dollar, from the bottom of one s heart, from to , get to the bottom of, hit bottom or touch bottom, rock bottom, scrape the bottom of the barrel …   Словарь американских идиом


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