any drawer used for a hope chest.
(Brit) a young woman’s collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage US and Canadian equivalent hope chest
bottom dropped out, the
Also, the bottom falls out. A collapse occurs, as in The bottom dropped out of the steel market, or When they lost the game, the bottom fell out of their hopes to make the playoffs. This term alludes to collapsing deeper than the very lowest point, or bottom. [ First half of 1600s ]
noun (in vertical engines) another name for big end (sense 1) Contemporary Examples Baudelaire’s Femme Fatale Muse James MacManus May 6, 2013 Where Have Japan’s Yakuza Gone? Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky March 8, 2014 Historical Examples The Potter’s Craft Charles F. Binns Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter The Saracen: The Holy War Robert Shea Our […]
bottom fish. an opportunist, as in politics or business: bottom feeders who buy up commercial failures. a person having low status; loser; lowlife: bottom feeders hanging out in seedy bars. a person who appeals to base instincts: Gossip columnists are the bottom feeders of journalism. Contemporary Examples Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are […]