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
It is another to fall and to keep falling, again and again, even after you were supposed to have hit bottom.Carlos Danger Should Sink Anthony Weiner but He (So Far) Refuses to Go | David Freedlander | July 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We buy shares when the market has crested, and sell when the market has hit bottom.
Now all we have to do is hope that they pull out of the dive before we all hit bottom.Megan McArdle on Why We Need to Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff | Megan McArdle | November 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The economy hit bottom in the summer of 2009 and a recovery then began.
Evidence is mounting that the housing market finally hit bottom and is in the process of recovering.
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