The incumbent governor, Deval Patrick, has presided over a series of budget shortfalls, leading his poll numbers to plummet.
That strategy was revealed as a loser when print advertising began to plummet, and fall, and then fall again.
Wind chills will plummet to around -20ºF on Friday for Hartford, Providence, and western Massachusetts.
late 14c., "ball of lead, plumb of a bob-line," from Old French plomet "graphite, lead; plummet, sounding lead," diminutive of plom "sounding lead" (see plumb (n.)).
1620s, "to fathom, take soundings," from plummet (n.). Meaning "to fall rapidly" first recorded 1933, perhaps originally among aviators. Related: Plummeted; plummeting.