rock bottom

This page is about the slang term rock bottom


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

a. never been so unpopular

b. never been so popular

c. never been unpopular

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Contributor: Matt Errey