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English definition of “bottom out”

bottom out

phrasal verb with bottom     /ˌbɒt.əm/ US  /ˌbɑː.t̬əm/ verb
to have reached the lowest point in a continuously changing situation and to be about to improve : The government claims that the recession is bottoming out.Failing and doing badly
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