One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a weakened or depressed state.‘the country was at a low ebb due to the recent war’
- ‘Whether or not you believe that the War on Iraq was justified, transparency and accountability in our democracy appears to be at a low ebb.’
- ‘She says Franklin caught her when she was at a low ebb.’
- ‘That meant her finances were at a low ebb; her grandson's expenses must be higher than expected.’
- ‘Investor confidence is at a low ebb and safeguards need to be built into the new regime before that confidence evaporates further.’
- ‘The quality of international football is at a low ebb.’
- ‘Instead of two on-form sides, this year there are players on both teams whose confidence is at a low ebb following months of poor performances.’
- ‘Morale at top management level is said to be at a low ebb.’
- ‘The drought continues and fishing activity is at a low ebb.’
- ‘But the farming community is at a low ebb and they are in a weak position.’
- ‘Public confidence in Britain's hospitals is at a low ebb.’
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