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bottom British & World English

The lowest point or part of something

bottom English Thesaurus

she reached the bottom of the stairs

bottoms in bottom British & World English

The lower half of a specified two-piece garment

at the top of the heap British & World English

(Of a person) at the highest (or lowest) point of a society or organization

at bottom British & World English

Fundamentally

bottom-up British & World English

Proceeding from the bottom or beginning of a hierarchy or process upwards; non-hierarchical

bottom dog British & World English

Another term for underdog.

bottom fish British & World English

A species of fish, such as flounder, that is a bottom feeder

bottom line British & World English

The final total of an account or balance sheet

rock-bottom British & World English

At the lowest possible level

rock bottom New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

black bottom British & World English

A popular American dance of the 1920s

bottom drawer British & World English

Household linen stored by a woman in preparation for her marriage

bottom feeder British & World English

Any marine creature that lives on the seabed and feeds by scavenging

bottom round British & World English

A steak or other cut from the outer part of a round of beef

Foggy Bottom British & World English

The US State Department

front bottom British & World English

A child’s term for the female genitals

touch bottom British & World English

Reach the ground below a stretch of water with one’s feet or a pole

bottom-dwelling British & World English

(Of an aquatic organism) living on or near the bed of the sea, a lake, or other body of water

black bottom pie British & World English

Pie with a bottom layer of chocolate cream or custard and a contrasting top layer, usually of whipped cream

bottom fermentation British & World English

The process by which lager-type beers are fermented, proceeding for a relatively long period at low temperature with the yeast falling to the bottom

bottom out in bottom British & World English

(Of a situation) reach the lowest point before stabilizing or improving

from the bottom up British & World English

Starting at the lower end or beginning of a hierarchy or process and proceeding to the top

from top to bottom British & World English

Completely; thoroughly

be at the bottom of British & World English

Be the basic cause or origin of (something)

the bottom falls out British & World English

Used to refer to the sudden collapse or failure of something

get to the bottom of British & World English

Find an explanation for (a mystery)

knock the bottom out of British & World English

Cause (something) to collapse or fail suddenly

a race to the bottom British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition

you bet your bottom dollar British & World English

Used to state one’s conviction that a particular thing is going to happen

be bumping along the bottom British & World English

Reach the lowest point in performance or ranking without improving or deteriorating further

rock bottom in rock-bottom British & World English

The lowest possible level

touch bottom in touch British & World English

Reach the ground below a stretch of water with one’s feet or a pole

bell-bottoms British & World English

Trousers with a marked flare below the knee

from the heart British & World English

With sincere feeling

scrape the barrel British & World English

Be reduced to using things or people of the poorest quality because there is nothing else available

the bottom falls out in bottom British & World English

Used to refer to the sudden collapse or failure of something

from the bottom up in bottom British & World English

Starting at the lower end or beginning of a hierarchy or process and proceeding to the top


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