plumb new depths (of something)

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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.
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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.
Yes, Gavin is the 21st Century's young John Travolta from Saturday Night Fever, inspiring men in Wales to new heights of hair gel and macro diets, while the women in Wales plumb new depths of desire.
A Labour spokesman added: 'Even for Howard, these remarks plumb new depths of opportunism and hypocrisy.