the bottom of the barrel

Definition of the bottom of the barrel

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the underside of something

    :  buttocks, rump

    :  the surface on which a body of water lies

  1. :  to furnish (as a chair) with a bottom

    :  to provide a foundation for

    :  to bring to the bottom

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the bottom (see 1bottom)

    :  frequenting the lowest part or place :  frequenting the bottom

  1. :  a round bulging vessel of greater length than breadth that is usually made of staves bound with hoops and has flat ends of equal diameter

    :  the amount contained in a barrel

    :  the amount (as 31 gallons of fermented beverage or 42 gallons of petroleum) fixed for a certain commodity used as a unit of measure

  1. :  to put or pack in a barrel

    :  to move at a high speed or without hesitation

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