Today we continue with our study of expressions with the word BOTTOM.
Today’s expression is: to bottom out
Meaning: to stop getting worse.
According to some experts, the economic recession is finally beginning to show signs of bottoming out. Let’s hope it’s true!
All of his health problems seem to have bottomed out; they can’t get much worse and he’s actually feeling better. His wife is very pleased.
Today’s expression is: the bottom drops/falls out of something
Meaning: people stop buying or using the products of a particular industry.
With the current crisis, the bottom has fallen out of the travel market.
When they lost the game, the bottom fell out of their hopes to make the playoffs.
Today’s expression is: at bottom
Meaning: used to say what someone or something is really like; in reality.
Jealousy is, at bottom, a lack of self-confidence.
They knew at bottom that they were only deceiving themselves about the new CEO; he was just as bad, or worse, than the previous CEO.