Meanwhile, during the past several years in Champagne, the “Grower” movement has gained momentum and aplomb.
When he needed to put Rick Perry and Rick Santorum away during the primaries, by God he did it, and with aplomb.
But Obama and his party have been playing the race card with the aplomb of a Jim Crow Democrat.
Middle French a plomb 'according to the plummet'
"assurance, confidence," 1828, from French aplomb (16c.), literally "perpendicularity," from phrase à plomb "poised upright, balanced," literally "on the plumb line," from Latin plumbum "(the metal) lead" (see plumb (n.)), of which the weight at the end of the line was made.