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be at a low ebb

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe at a low ebbbe at a low ebbLEASTto be in a bad state or condition His confidence is at a low ebb. ebb
Examples from the Corpus
be at a low ebbSelf-confidence can be at a low ebb if you've just been told to p ... off by an embittered pedestrian.Idei is overhauling a corporate structure Sony introduced in mid-1994 when its fortunes were at a low ebb.I was at my lowest ebb after the kidney surgery.He came in when the lads were at a low ebb somewhere on the ocean bed.Basic research on petrochemicals was at a low ebb around 1980.Interest in religion seemed to be at a low ebb.
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