bottom out

phrasal verb

bottomed out; bottoming out; bottoms out
: to reach a lowest or worst point usually before beginning to rise or improve
Real estate prices seem to have bottomed out, and sellers can expect to get higher prices in coming months.

Examples of bottom out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many held onto their GameStop and AMC shares as the share price bottomed out after the 2021 boom and may be looking to sell and seize any profit (or merely cut their losses) during this rebound. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2024 Obama and Bush both bottomed out in this period at 47%, Truman at 36%, compared with Biden's 35% today. Gary Langer, ABC News, 5 May 2024 For example, throughout Kalil’s whole affair, her TikTok follower count fell slightly below the coveted 10 million mark to bottom out at 9.9 million. Kevin Dolak, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Then early in the pandemic, rates bottomed out at historical lows, giving many households bargains below 3 percent. Francesca Paris, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2024 Most of us will bottom out in the upper 30s to low 40s. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2024 Tech layoffs have persisted this year, but there are signs that those cuts may be bottoming out, said Andrew Challenger of the outplacement services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2024 But some analysts say the deflationary trend may have already bottomed out. Laura He, CNN, 7 Feb. 2024 The Niners, meanwhile, had crashed and burned after Jim Harbaugh bolted from the Bay, bottoming out with a 2-14 dumpster fire in the fall of 2016. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 2 Feb. 2024

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“Bottom out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bottom%20out. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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