touch bottom

touch bottom
See: HIT BOTTOM.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • touch\ bottom — • hit bottom • touch bottom v. phr. informal 1. To be at the very lowest. In August there was a big supply of corn and the price hit bottom. When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hit bottom. 2. To live through the worst; not to be able to go… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • touch bottom — reach the bottom, touch the floor; reach the lowest level …   English contemporary dictionary

  • touch bottom — phrasal 1. : to scrape or settle upon the sea bottom 2. : to reach the lowest possible point prices seemed to have touched bottom and a rise is expected that day our hopes touched bottom …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch bottom — be at the lowest or worst point. → touch …   English new terms dictionary

  • touch bottom — See: HIT BOTTOM …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • touch bottom — Synonyms and related words: become suicidal, come down, decline, degenerate, despair, despond, deteriorate, die, droop, ebb, fade, fail, fall, fall away, fall off, give way, go down, go downhill, go off, go to pot, have a comedown, hit a slump,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • To touch bottom — Bottom Bot tom (b[o^]t t[u^]m), n. [OE. botum, botme, AS. botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G. boden, Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund (for budn), L. fundus (for fudnus), Gr. pyqmh n (for fyqmh n), Skr. budhna (for bhudhna), and Ir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bottom — Bot tom (b[o^]t t[u^]m), n. [OE. botum, botme, AS. botm; akin to OS. bodom, D. bodem, OHG. podam, G. boden, Icel. botn, Sw. botten, Dan. bund (for budn), L. fundus (for fudnus), Gr. pyqmh n (for fyqmh n), Skr. budhna (for bhudhna), and Ir. bonn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Touch — Touch, v. i. 1. To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten; to take effect; to make impression. [R.] [1913 Webster] Strong waters pierce… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touch — touch1 W2S2 [tʌtʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feel)¦ 2¦(no space between)¦ 3 touch something to something 4¦(affect somebody s feelings)¦ 5¦(have an effect)¦ 6¦(use)¦ 7 not touch something 8 not touch somebody/something 9¦(deal with somebody/something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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