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.
They abuse drinks or drugs, abuse spouses and loved ones, shirk sleep and plummet into crippling depression.
With improved testing just a few years away, the number of secular, educated families affected by Down syndrome could plummet.
Something like a bath; on first investigation, seems bottomless; but plummet reaches conclusion at last.
Her singles were perfectly round, and as flat at the top as if laid with a plummet.
The soundings, when the plummet first touches the ground, on approaching the shores, give some idea of this.
The bird had dropped like a plummet, dead before it struck the ground.
Everything cannot be measured by line and plummet; but Wieland says: "A little book may be well worth a few groschen."
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.