hit bottom

idiom

: to reach the lowest point, state, or condition
After weeks of losing value, the company's stocks have hit bottom.
I hit bottom after my wife walked out and I turned to alcohol.

Examples of hit bottom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United States had just suffered its weakest decade of economic growth since World War II and had hit bottom in the financial crisis of 2008, which started with the meltdown of mortgage debts in the country and quickly spread worldwide. Ruchir Sharma, Foreign Affairs, 31 Mar. 2020 What this means is that the Cage character has to hit bottom to purge himself, to come out the other side of his pain and his yuppie dream. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 18 May 2024 The defense hit bottom on Christmas Eve as the Packers blew a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead before eking out a 33-30 victory over the Carolina Panthers, who didn't score a single point the rest of the season. Steve Megargee, USA TODAY, 9 Jan. 2024 The superficial parallels with the current cycle are apparent: grim announcements of expulsions, dire predictions of spillover into other areas of relations, uncertainty about how far things deteriorate before ties hit bottom. Daniel Fried, Foreign Affairs, 3 Apr. 2018 While there is some debate about the trajectory of prices—did the market hit bottom in the fall or is there still a ways to go?—there seems to be consensus on a handful of key points about the high-end watch business in 2024. Victoria Gomelsky, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2024 After their February call that U.S. home prices had hit bottom, Zillow economists had been raising their home price forecast each month through August. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 21 Oct. 2023 But the end result, also serving as Pine’s directorial debut, goes tonally off the rails from the start and proceeds to hit bottom with excruciating momentum, dragging a game ensemble, including Annette Bening, Danny DeVito and Jennifer Jason Leigh, down for the count. Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 But both sectors seem to have hit bottom, Bhave says. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023

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“Hit bottom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hit%20bottom. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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