hitting bottom


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hitting bottom

A colloquial term for reaching the lowest limits of depression or depravity. The term is often used by addicts in support groups to describe the depths to which their addiction has taken them.
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The 20-city index has risen 62.3% since hitting bottom March 2012 during the Great Recession.
* Hitting bottom. Hanjin's receivership represents the trough of the container shipping market, and despite continuing concerns of weak trade growth and fleet oversupply, a gradual market recovery is now expected, according to the latest annual "Container Forecaster and Review 2016/17" report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.
POSITIVE trends in the housing market could be a signal the worst property crash ever is finally hitting bottom.
The idea is to anticipate the jig hitting bottom, as you get a feel for the timing.
Since hitting bottom in March 2009 in the wake of the global financial
The stock has had an adventurous development since hitting bottom in March 2009 and was traded yesterday at the highest level since 2 February 2007.
Japan economy began recovery after hitting bottom in March 2009: gov't
From the March issue: Just as New York City's painful and protracted hotel sector slump finally seems to be hitting bottom, the industry has a new problem on its hands: It's about to be slammed with a dramatic increase in new hotel rooms.
More than 30 percent of investors expected prices to drop more than 30 percent before hitting bottom, while 97 percent of all respondents did not expect transaction volume to recover until 2010 or later.
Paule Turner/court's "Hitting Bottom," an excerpt front a longer work to be premiered later this year, blazed with a raging intensity, testing his audience with extensive nudity, explicitly sexual and violent film sequences, and four-letter language.
But hitting bottom has a liberating effect on the former architect and divorced father, and so George decides to spend his last four months building the house of his dreams.