Definition of “plumb the depths” - English Dictionary

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“plumb the depths” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “plumb the depths” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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