Off plumb

Posted by R. Berg on March 07, 2005

In Reply to: A bit of a plumb posted by ESC 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?

: It seems to me that there is an expression "a bit off plumb." I'll have a quick look through my books.

"Off plumb" makes sense in the context.