hit bottom

Also, touch bottom. Reach the worst or lowest point. For example, When he lost his job again they knew they had hit bottom, or When wheat prices touch bottom, the farmers will be up in arms. [Second half of 1800s]

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How to use hit bottom in a sentence

  • While working our way inshore over the shoals we hit bottom several times and finally went aground.

    Tales of Fishes | Zane Grey
  • hit bottom hard at 64 feet, and proceeded along bottom at full speed.

    The Story of Our Submarines | John Graham Bower
  • The truth is I have hit bottom good and hard and it is only to-day that I have come to the surface.

    Lady of the Decoration | Frances Little
  • And judging by the deep sadness in his soul, he knew he had hit bottom.

    Ten From Infinity | Paul W. Fairman