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A bit of a plumb

Posted by Zed on March 07, 2005

Having a discussion with a friend about the phrase 'a bit of a plumb'. ie. 'As the odd one out, he felt a bit of a plumb', or 'after such high expectations, the trip turned out to be a bit of a plumb'. Basically, is it 'plumb' or 'plum'? Plumb makes more sense, as it is a lead weight, a 'sinker' or 'downer', but 'plum' seems to be the more commonly used.

Ideas?