plumb new depths

idiom

: to reach the lowest or worse state or condition
The team is plumbing new depths this season.
The company's stocks plumbed new depths this week.

Examples of plumb new depths in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Week The Week NR Editors ‘New Jersey politician indicted for corruption’ may seem like the ultimate dog-bites-man story, but Senator Bob Menendez (D.) has managed to plumb new depths. Christian Schneider, National Review, 28 Sep. 2023 This year, Beijing has pulled out all the stops, as relations with the US plumb new depths amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and increasingly aggressive rhetoric from US President Donald Trump. James Griffiths, CNN, 22 Oct. 2020

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“Plumb new depths.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumb%20new%20depths. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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