be at the bottom of

be at the bottom of be the fundamental cause or origin of.
Main Entry: bottom

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  • The Bottom Billion — The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It is a book by Professor Paul Collier exploring the reason why impoverished countries fail to progress despite international aid and support.ummaryThe book… …   Wikipedia

  • the bottom of the barrel — see ↑bottom, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑barrel the bottom of the barrel : the lowest possible condition, level, etc. After the divorce, Tim felt he had reached/hit the bottom of the barrel. The excessive coverage of the scandal signals …   Useful english dictionary

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  • the bottom drop/fall out — ◇ If the bottom drops/falls out of something, it suddenly fails or becomes unable to continue in a normal and effective way. Analysts warn that recent changes in the region may result in the bottom dropping out of the oil market. [=may cause the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • (the) bottom of the barrel — the worst or least able members of a particular group. He described them as the bottom of the barrel of American society. There were only 40 students in the new class, and I think the admissions office was getting to the bottom of the barrel.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • the bottom drops out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market ► ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: »The dot com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. »When the bottom …   Financial and business terms

  • the bottom drops/falls out of the market — ► ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: »The dot com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. »When the bottom dropped out of the stock market, he lost …   Financial and business terms

  • the bottom falls out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market ► ECONOMICS, STOCK MARKET used when a product or share has reached its lowest price and people have stopped buying it: »The dot com bubble burst and the bottom fell out of the tech market. »When the bottom …   Financial and business terms

  • The Bottom — is the largest settlement on Saba, Netherlands Antilles, and would be first stop on the way up the road from Saba Port in Fort Bay. It has 495 inhabitants (of total 1424 islanders).The Bottom is home to among other things, government offices, a… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) bottom drops out of the market — the bottom drops/falls out of the market if the bottom drops out of the market of a product, people stop buying it. The bottom fell out of the art market and dealers were left with hundreds of unsaleable paintings …   New idioms dictionary

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