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rock bottom

noun
1.
the very lowest level:
He went bankrupt and touched rock bottom.
Origin of rock bottom
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism

rock-bottom

[rok-bot-uh m] /ˈrɒkˈbɒt əm/
adjective
1.
at the lowest possible limit or level; extremely low:
rock-bottom prices.
Origin
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for rock bottom

rock bottom

noun
1.
  1. the lowest possible level
  2. (as modifier): rock-bottom prices
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Word Origin and History for rock bottom

rock-bottom

adj.

"lowest possible," 1884, from noun (1815), from rock (n.1) + bottom (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for rock bottom

rock bottom

modifier

At the lowest level or part, esp in price: rock-bottom prices on Easter stuff

noun

The lowest level or part: hit rock bottom last week

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with rock bottom

rock bottom

The lowest possible level, absolute bottom, as in Wheat prices have reached rock bottom. This idiom alludes to the presence of bedrock that prevents digging farther down. [ Late 1800s ]
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