One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Reach the lowest point in performance or ranking without improving or deteriorating further.‘the economy was still bumping along the bottom’
- ‘If you compare us to other schools in the Doncaster area we have gone from bumping along the bottom to now being in mid-table in Doncaster, yet we were placed into special measures.’
- ‘If we have had a number of quarters of bumping along the bottom, then it is hardly surprising that growth can now be perceived.’
- ‘The European economy will be bumping along the bottom for quite some time before it recovers later next year.’
- ‘By contrast, the previous low in 1999 was reached while the price of oil was bumping along the bottom.’
- ‘In terms of celebrity, Amanda and Les have been bumping along the bottom on a low-grade notoriety.’
- ‘With the economy believed to be bumping along the bottom, such companies might well be a good way of investing in an economic recovery.’
- ‘Could it be that the recent sale by Daimler of its MTU aviation engine building business is simply a clearing of the decks in preparation for worse to come from the US, where Chrysler car sales are bumping along the bottom?’
- ‘Musically, however, she has bumping along the bottom for years, relying on her eye for the zeitgeist to boost interest.’
- ‘With the US economy having been at best bumping along the bottom and media companies suffering from a drastic reduction in advertising revenue, American media moguls have more immediate issues on their mind than bids in Britain.’
- ‘The best you can say is that the manufacturing sector is bumping along the bottom.’
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