reach/plumb new depths

Definition of reach/plumb new depths

  1. :  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

reachplay
  1. :  to stretch out :  extend

    :  thrust

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

  1. :  a continuous stretch or expanse

    :  a straight portion of a stream or river

    :  the action or an act of reaching

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

  1. :  straight down or up :  vertically

    :  to a complete degree :  absolutely

    :  in a direct manner :  exactly

  1. :  to weight with lead

    :  to measure the depth of with a plumb

    :  to examine minutely and critically

  1. :  exactly vertical or true

    :  thorough, complete

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

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

    :  unfamiliar

  1. :  newly, recently

depthplay depths
  1. :  a deep place in a body of water

    :  a part that is far from the outside or surface

    :  abyss


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