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English definition of “plumb the depths”

plumb the depths

to reach the lowest point: Roy plumbed the depths of despair when his wife left 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.Higher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures
(Definition of plumb the depths from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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