the bottom of the barrel

noun phrase

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: the lowest possible condition, level, etc. After the divorce, Tim felt he had reached/hit the bottom of the barrel. The excessive coverage of the scandal signals that the news media may have finally hit/reached the bottom of the barrel.

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“The bottom of the barrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20bottom%20of%20the%20barrel. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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