to hit rock bottom

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - hit rock bottom

"to hit rock bottom"

to reach the lowest possible level


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - hit rock bottom

"to hit rock bottom"

to reach a point in life where you are the most unhappy you could be and things could not be any worse


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - hit rock bottom

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What are you working on?

Colleague 2:  I'm revising my resume.

Colleague 1:  Why? Are you looking for a new job?

Colleague 2:  Haven't you heard? The company's share price has hit rock bottom. If the price goes any lower, there will be no choice but to declare bankruptcy.

Colleague 1:  I think I will revise my resume too.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - hit rock bottom

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Sydney? Is that really you. I haven't seen you for such a long time. What happened?

Friend 2:  My life just somehow spun out of control. First, I lost my job. Then I became really depressed and sat around the house for a year doing nothing. Then, my wife left me. Then, the bank foreclosed on my house and I became homeless. That's when I hit rock bottom. My life couldn't get any worse and I have been living on the street since then.

Friend 1:  That's terrible. Why didn't you reach out? Your friends love you and we have been so worried.

Friend 2:  I guess I was just too depressed.

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to hit rock bottom - Gerund Form:

Hitting rock bottom, the share price forced him to liquidate.

Hitting rock bottom caused him to re-evaluate his life and make some serious behavioral changes.

to hit rock bottom - Examples:

1)  ... go for something epic to really push myself and inspire others that have hit rock bottom and done everything they can to get back to full health. 

2)  We have to try. We have already hit rock bottom and the only way to go is up; so it is worth trying.

3)  ... of dating and a couple of years of marriage, the Brangelina relationship hit rock bottom as Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016. 

4)  ... into a miserable, sobbing, dejected drunk whose life seems to have hit rock bottom

5)  ... after nine years of keeping up appearances and suffering in silence, I hit rock bottom. I'd struggled with eating disorders, alcohol, and self-harm.

6)  He was out of work for 18 months and hit rock bottom and got into serious debt as can happen when you are out of work.

7)  It was a time when the local industry hit rock bottom. The old mine had been flooded by a cave-in a few years earlier.

8)  ... business very badly, but banning vehicles would mean that the business would hit rock bottom. It will then be difficult for traders to run their businesses, ...

9)  ... community has voiced her concern saying, the values of their homes has hit rock bottom, ...

10)  I hit rock bottom and I was down and depressed.

11)  ... milk price did the most damage and is when regard for dairy farmers hit rock bottom.

12)  I had suicidal thoughts. I hit rock bottom

13)  The monotony of parenting was wearing me down and my energy levels had hit rock bottom.

14)  The company's stock went into free fall. They hit rock bottom in December when a share of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. could be had for $13.

15)  ... was the thought that things could not much worse; that when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up.

16)  Power supply has hit rock bottom with outrages ranging from 12 hours to 18 hours a day in some areas.

17)  U.S.-Russian relations will be on the agenda, adding that current relations have hit rock bottom.

18)  ... had not gone more than three years in a row since the franchise hit rock bottom and missed the playoffs for 17 straight seasons from 1964-80.

19)  When I hit rock bottom I thought Emily was going to leave me. She's told me how difficult ...

20)  This formula was created when Soochen hit rock bottom in all areas of her life and rebuilt it from scratch.