hit bottom

[hit bottom] or [touch bottom] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To be atthe very lowest.

In August there was a big supply of corn and theprice hit bottom.

When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hitbottom.

2. To live through the worst; not to be able to go any lower.

After all their troubles, they thought they had hit bottom and thensomething else happened.

When they lost all their money theythought they had touched bottom and things would have to get better.