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bottom-fish

[bot-uh m-fish] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
Also, ground-fish.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50

bottom-feeding

[bot-uh m-fee-ding] /ˈbɒt əmˌfi dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing
[bot-uh m-fish-ing] /ˈbɒt əmˌfɪʃ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for bottom fishing

bottom fishing

noun
1.
investing in low-priced shares that show prospects of recovery or in shares that are low-priced because of a general market decline in the hope of making a profit
Derived Forms
bottom fisher, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for bottom fishing

bottom fishing

noun phrase

The activity of investing in securities when it is believed the market has reached bottom following a major decline; searching for investment bargains


bottom-feeding

modifier

Showing the instincts and practice of a bottom feeder: bottom-feeding biographies have existed as long as people have been able to write (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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