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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Touch Bottom (To).
 
To know the worst. A sea-phrase.   1
        “It is much better for the ministry to touch bottom at once and know the whole truth, than to remain any longer in suspense.”—Newspaper paragraph, January, 1886.
 


 Touch At (To).Touch Up (To). 

 
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