bottom-fish

[bot-uh m-fish]

Origin of bottom-fish

First recorded in 1840–50

bottom-feeding

[bot-uh m-fee-ding]
noun
  1. the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bot·tom-fish·ing [bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/.
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British Dictionary definitions for bottom fishing

bottom fishing

noun
  1. investing in low-priced shares that show prospects of recovery or in shares that are low-priced because of a general market decline in the hope of making a profit
Derived Formsbottom fisher, noun
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