reach/plumb new depths

Definition of reach/plumb new depths

:to reach an even lower or worse state
  • The team is playing so poorly they're reaching/plumbing new depths this season.

Word by Word Definitions

reach play
  1. : to stretch out : extend

  2. : thrust

  3. : to touch or grasp by extending a part of the body (such as a hand) or an object

  1. : a continuous stretch or expanse

  2. : the action or an act of reaching

  3. : an individual part of a progression or journey

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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