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 process is slow, thoughtful and far less dramatic and stressful than wretchedly hitting bottom.
POSITIVE trends in the housing market could be a signal the worst property crash ever is finally hitting bottom.
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.
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.
economy hitting bottom due to deteriorating employment conditions, dealers said.
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.
Playwright and YA author (Missing the Piano, The Buffalo Tree, and other novels) Rapp has created a unique and surprisingly lyrical voice to tell his tale of hitting bottom and then unexpectedly finding kindness in the world.
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.