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English definition of “knock the bottom out of sth”

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 .Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
(Definition of knock the bottom out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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