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English definition of “knock the bottom out of sth”

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knock the bottom out of sth

to damage something severely, especially by destroying its support: The rise in mortgage rates really knocked the bottom out of the housing market.
Translations of “knock the bottom out of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 破壞…的基礎, 嚴重損害…
in Chinese (Simplified) 破坏…的基础, 严重损害…
(Definition of knock the bottom out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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