plumb new depths

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of plumb new depths

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

plumb play
  1. : a lead weight attached to a line and used to indicate a vertical direction

  1. : straight down or up : vertically

  2. : to a complete degree : absolutely

  3. : in a direct manner : exactly

  1. : to weight with lead

  2. : to measure the depth of with a plumb

  3. : to examine minutely and critically

  1. : exactly vertical or true

  2. : thorough, complete

new play
  1. : having recently come into existence : recent, modern

  2. : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel

  3. : unfamiliar

  1. : newly, recently

depth play depths
  1. : a deep place in a body of water

  2. : a part that is far from the outside or surface

  3. : abyss


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