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rock bottom

Meaning: the lowest possible level, a low-point in someone's life

For example:

  • Confidence in the economy is at rock bottom. Everyone's worried about losing their job or seeing their company go bankrupt.

  • George hit rock bottom after losing his job, his savings and his family, and realised that he'd lose his life too if he didn't stop drinking.

Quick Quiz:

The president's opinion poll ratings hit rock bottom during the war. He had
  1. never been so unpopular
  2. never been so popular
  3. never been unpopular

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