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Idiom of the week – Bottom out

Posted by englishlessons on December 17, 2012

Definition:

hit the lowest level

Examples:

Some experts predict that housing prices have bottomed out and will be rising in the future.

Looking back, I realize that our relationship bottomed out last year. Since then, it has been steadily improving.

Note: Variations on this idiom include: “hit rock bottom”

Picture it:

Picture reaching the lowest point, a place where it is not possible to go down any further. The expectation is that movement will be upward from this point.

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