be/lie at the bottom of


chiefly British
: to be the source or originator of (something)
I think I know who's at the bottom of these pranks.

Examples of be/lie at the bottom of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pittsburgh may be at the bottom of the division again but won’t be an impotent pushover even though its payroll of $89.7 million is the league’s lowest, using calculations by Cot’s. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 The company might be at the bottom of the smartphone charts, but Pixel phone sales are up 59 percent, earning Google 4 percent of the market. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 27 Sep. 2023 Much of the material might be at the bottom of the South Atlantic Ocean or buried under the ice on the islands. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Electric car batteries and tanks of oil and gas now lie at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, around two miles down and 230 miles from the Azores islands. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 14 Mar. 2022 Two ex-Soviet nuclear submarines, K-27 and K-159, lie at the bottom of the Barents Sea. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2020 The first row will be at the bottom of the blanket. Hannah Bruneman, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Thousands of American sailors would be dead, and $13 billion would lie at the bottom of the sea. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 31 May 2023 But add to that the mystery of where their bodies might lie at the bottom of the ocean. Kayla Jimenez, USA TODAY, 24 June 2023

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“Be/lie at the bottom of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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