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    These conflicting conclusions -- and the conflicting interests that fund them -- make the repressed World Bank report all the more important. The World Bank is hardly a neutral institution; Bush himself appointed the bank's current director, Robert Zoelick, last year. Zoelick has been bouncing between high-level posts in Republican administrations and the private sector since the 1980s. To claim the World Bank position, he left a plumb job at Goldman Sachs -- which he gained after five years of high-level posts in the Bush administration.
    Hello! What does 'plumb job' mean? Thank you!


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    Re: plumb job

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! What does 'plumb job' mean? Thank you!
    It's meant to be 'plum job', which means,

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    4: something superior or very desirable; especially : something desirable given in return for a favor

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    Re: plumb job

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! What does 'plumb job' mean? Thank you!
    (not a professional teacher) "Plumb job" here seems to be an alternate spelling of "plum job", in which "plum" means, "highly prized", "coveted", "much sought after".

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    Lightbulb Re: plumb job

    Hi Riverkid & Stuartnz, thank you for your help. I see.

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    Re: plumb job

    Sorry, there's something wrong with my computer so I can not click " thank" bottom to you two though I have tried.


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    Re: plumb job

    "Plumb job" here seems to be an alternate spelling of "plum job",
    Plumb and plum have totally different meanings though. Was it a typo error?
    Or could it be a plump job,a job with a fat salary?

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    Re: plumb job

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Plumb and plum have totally different meanings though. Was it a typo error?
    Or could it be a plump job,a job with a fat salary?
    No, 'plump job' isn't idiomatic. It doesn't meaning a plumbing job either (although such things exist).

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