bottom fishing

bottom-fish

[bot-uhm-fish]
verb (used without object)
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.


Origin:
1840–50

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bottom-feeding

[bot-uhm-fee-ding]
noun
the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing [bot-uhm-fish-ing] .
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bottom fishing
 
n
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
 
bottom fisher
 
n

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bottom fishing definition


  1. n.
    seeking something at its lowest price; seeking something at a low cost and willing to accept inferior quality. : I don't think bottom fishing for stocks is always wise. There is always a good reason why the price is low.
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