the bottom of the barrel

Definition of the bottom of the barrel

: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

bottom play
  1. : the underside of something

  2. : a surface (such as the seat of a chair) designed to support something resting on it

  3. : buttocks, rump

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

  2. : to provide a foundation for

  3. : to bring to the bottom

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

  2. : frequenting the lowest part or place : frequenting the bottom

barrel play
  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

  2. : the amount contained in a barrel

  3. : a great quantity

  1. : to put or pack in a barrel

  2. : to move at a high speed or without hesitation


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