plumb the depths of

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Definition of plumb the depths of

1 literary : to examine (something) in a careful and complete way in order to understand it The play plumbs the depths of human nature.
2 : to experience a lot of (something) someone who has plumbed the depths of loss/pain

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“Plumb the depths of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plumb%20the%20depths%20of. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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