bottom fishing


verb (used without object)
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.

1840–50 Unabridged


the activities of a bottom feeder.
Also called bottom-fishing [bot-uhm-fish-ing] . Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
bottom fishing
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

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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.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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