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plumb the depths

to ​reach the ​lowestpoint: Roy ​plumbed the ​depths ofdespair when his ​wifeleft him.humorous They must be really ​plumbing the ​depths (= must have been ​unable to ​find anyone ​better) if they're ​offering the ​job to her.
(Definition of plumb the depths from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plumb the depths”
in Chinese (Simplified) 跌入最低点,陷入低谷…
in Chinese (Traditional) 跌入最低點,陷入穀底…
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