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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7 percent of its value before hitting bottom at $155,000 exactly six years later.
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.
economy hitting bottom due to deteriorating employment conditions, dealers said.
The good thing was that hitting bottom meant things could only look up.
THE BOTTOM PROJECT: Lesbian choreographer and scrumptious performer Julie Tolentino explores the meanings of bottoms up, hitting bottom, and bottom versus top.
Investment income can't cover operating losses--Some hospitals and health systems are already hitting bottom, financially.
POSITIVE trends in the housing market could be a signal the worst property crash ever is finally hitting bottom.
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.
The movie, which also stars Susan Hayward, Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate and Lee Grant, deals with three struggling starlets hitting bottom without ever reaching the top.
After hitting bottom in July, and again in October, Liberty looks to have turned the corner as an attractive long-term play for investors looking for a company with solid growth potential.
the Dow fell more than 2 points a minute, hitting bottom with a decline for the day of 166.
However, if energy prices drop below $38, we could see oil prices at $25 to $30 before hitting bottom by early 2006.