plumb new depths

plumb new depths (of something)

To experience, understand, explore, or exhibit something in explicit detail or to an extreme degree. This new study aims to plumb new depths of the relationship between one's mood and one's appetite. I plumbed new depths of grief and despair after the death of my son. These valiant officers plumb new depths of heroism every day that they step foot on our streets.
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plumb new depths

If someone or something plumbs new depths, they behave even worse or are even worse than before. Critics and the public both expected him to plumb new depths of tastelessness. She will be remembered for having plumbed new depths in local government corruption.
See also: depth, new, plumb
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For a team who have now registered nine successive losing seasons, it would be hard to plumb new depths but they have become the first team since 1964 to concede 25 points or more in each of their opening nine matches.
In a game switched to Llanelli's Stebbonheath Park, both sides had a player sent off and although Old Gold looked vulnerable at times, Prestatyn saw their own top six ambitions end to plumb new depths in what has been a disappointing campaign to date.
On Thursday in Orlando, Florida, he will plumb new depths.
This show has been on the slide for a long time, but I fear we could be about to plumb new depths here.
THE bloated duo plumb new depths of unfunniness for the American market.
AS ITV2's dismal Billie Piper debacle Secret Diaries of a Call Girl continues to plumb new depths of ineptitude and the Beeb's illiterate school drama Waterloo Road returns for a thoroughly unwarranted third series, leave it to the Americans to once again put us to shame.
The Residential Landlords' Association has demanded clarification of the new regulations "before we plumb new depths and sink even deeper into Housing Act confusion," said RLA solicitor Richard Jones.
Forest face bitter rivals Derby this weekend - and defeat is certain to see Kinnear's popularity plumb new depths.
THE strained relationship between staff and councillors at a local authority will plumb new depths next week when officers seek to offload blame for legal costs in a housing row.
JUST when we thought art couldn't plumb new depths, a Birmingham gallery is screening a graphic video of ten men masturbating.
After a week which saw Labour plumb new depths by losing a 13,507 majority in the Glasgow East by-election, the Prime Minister welcomed the chance for some positive publicity and the opportunity to share Mr Obama's glory.
I HAVE commented on Match of the Day pun-ditry in the past, before last weekend saw the show plumb new depths in the performance of Marcel Desailly.
CHARLEY'S unpopularity continues to plumb new depths, and Hills are offering 3-1 that she will be eventually evicted with a BB record of more than 91.6 per cent of the vote, writes Ian Wilkerson.
BIG Brother bosses are set to plumb new depths with a show where 1000 men compete to make a childless woman pregnant.