- at the lowest possible limit or level; extremely low: rock-bottom prices.
Origin of rock-bottom
- the very lowest level: He went bankrupt and touched rock bottom.
Origin of rock bottom
Related Words for rock-bottomsmall, flat, little, below, depressed, nadir, lowering, shallow, sunken, bottom, level, deep, stunted, squat, minor, prostrate, junior, inferior, crouched, subsided
Examples from the Web for rock-bottom
Contemporary Examples of rock-bottom
Mississippi also moves out of the lower echelon solidly improving to 41st from 46th on its rock-bottom costs.South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business
July 9, 2013
By buying bonds and keeping interest rates at rock-bottom levels, the Fed made stocks seem more attractive.The Fed’s Spring Awakening
June 19, 2013
Two things, however, were more concerning than that—what should have been—rock-bottom moment.My Search for Amanda Bynes … and Why I’m Calling It Off
May 29, 2013
The rock-bottom foundation on which my tradition stands is George Orwell.Lawrence Wright: How I Write
May 22, 2013
All of which is to say that this Congress seems determined to deserve their rock-bottom approval ratings.Congress Is Taking Another Vacation? Seriously?
August 5, 2012
Historical Examples of rock-bottom
Failure is often the rock-bottom foundation of real success.The Majesty of Calmness
William George Jordan
Let's get right down to rock-bottom, and let's stay there until we're finished.Cue for Quiet
Thomas L. Sherred
Well, there she is, Guv'nor, an' yours at a rock-bottom price.
The only place in Wilkesbarre selling reliable goods at rock-bottom figures!Young Auctioneers
Slowly, as though she had time to kill, Aunty Boone sent the brown mule and trusty dun down to the river's rock-bottom ford.Vanguards of the Plains
- the lowest possible level
- (as modifier)rock-bottom prices
The lowest possible level, absolute bottom, as in Wheat prices have reached rock bottom. This idiom alludes to the presence of bedrock that prevents digging farther down. [Late 1800s]