Divorced and with drug use and alcoholism spiraling out of control, Beck hit bottom.
Now all we have to do is hope that they pull out of the dive before we all hit bottom.
It is another to fall and to keep falling, again and again, even after you were supposed to have hit bottom.
We buy shares when the market has crested, and sell when the market has hit bottom.
The truth is I have hit bottom good and hard and it is only to-day that I have come to the surface.
While working our way inshore over the shoals we hit bottom several times and finally went aground.
hit bottom hard at 64 feet, and proceeded along bottom at full speed.
And judging by the deep sadness in his soul, he knew he had hit bottom.
Old English botm, bodan "ground, soil, foundation, lowest part," from Proto-Germanic *buthm- (cf. Old Frisian boden "soil," Old Norse botn, Dutch bodem, Old High German bodam, German Boden "ground, earth, soil"), from PIE root *bhu(n)d(h)- (cf. Sanskrit budhnah, Avestan buna- "bottom," Greek pythmen "foundation," Latin fundus "bottom, piece of land, farm," Old Irish bond "sole of the foot"). Meaning "posterior of a person" is from 1794. Bottom dollar "the last dollar one has" is from 1882. Bottom-feeder, originally of fishes, is from 1866.
1540s, "to put a bottom on," from bottom (n.). Meaning "to reach the bottom of" is from 1808 (earlier figuratively, 1785). Related: Bottomed; bottoming.
The buttocks; ass (1790s+)