пробить дно

Conversational Russian

phrase

Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[pra-BEET' dno]

Translation / meaning:

lit.: to break through the bottom

– to do something so morally (or in any other way) low that is lower than everything else;
– to drop as low as never before

Examples:

  • Когда ушли заказы, заработки пролетариата окончательно пробили дно.
    When orders stopped, the earnings of the proletariat decisively hit the bottom.
  • Новые заявления правительства пробили очередное дно.
    New statements from the government have hit yet another bottom.
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