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out of plumb

Not completely or precisely vertical. I think we need to call the builder again because that wall is definitely out of plumb.
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off plumb

Not completely or precisely vertical. I think we need to call the builder again because that wall is definitely off plumb.
See also: off, plumb

half a bubble off plumb

Fig. giddy; crazy. She is acting about half a bubble off plumb. What is wrong with her? Tom is just half a bubble off plumb, but he is all heart.
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plumb loco

Rur. completely crazy. (Loco is from a Spanish word meaning "mad.") You're plumb loco if you think I'll go along with that. All those people were running around like they were plumb loco.
See also: loco, plumb

plumb the depths (of something)

to carefully examine something in order to understand or explain it Who would want to plumb the depths of the criminal mind?
Etymology: based on plumb line (a cord with a heavy piece of metal attached to it, used to measure the depth of water under a ship)
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plumb the depths

 
1. to experience extreme sadness (usually + of ) His wife left him in May and during the following months he plumbed the depths of despair.
2. to understand something in detail, especially something that is difficult to understand (usually + of ) In hypnosis we plumb the depths of the unconscious.
3. if something that someone does or says plumbs the depths, it is very bad (often + of ) I read one review which said the show plumbed the depths of tastelessness.
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half a bubble off plumb

phr. giddy; crazy. Tom is just half a bubble off plumb, but he is all heart.
See also: bubble, half, off, plumb

plumb loco

(ˈpləm ˈloko)
mod. completely crazy. (Folksy. Loco is from a Spanish word meaning “mad.”) You’re plumb loco if you think I’ll go along with that.
See also: loco, plumb