Posted by Barney on July 01, 2001
In Reply to: Found phrase - Plumped for posted by James Briggs on July 01, 2001
: : PLUMPED FOR - "The stark facts were that Hearst much earlier had plumped for the Texan for president, and the big California and Texas delegations were also now pledged to Garner." From "The Three Presidents: Partrician Leaders Who Transformed America," (Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2001, First Edition), Page 234.
: : "To plump for" is to give one's complete support to. From the "World Book Dictionary."
: Here's what my 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tonge says about Plump: My capitals.
: PLUMP. Fat, full, fleshy. Plump in the pocket: full in the pocket. To plump; to strike, or shoot. I'll give you a plump in the bread basket, or the victualling office ~ I'll give you a blow in the stomach. Plump his peepers.
: or day-lights ; give him a blow in the eyes. He pulled out his pops and plumped him; he drew out his pistols and shot him. A PLUMPER; A SINGLE VOTE AT AN ELECTION. Plump also means directly, or exactly: as it fell plump upon him: it fell directly upon him.
I guess that's why my Grandma plumps the pillows and cushions.