Joe the plumber argues if you outlaw guns, the only ones left with guns will be genocidal dictators.
The network's squiggly on-screen emotometer beats Joe the plumber as the most memorable part of last night's debate.
As his symbol of what used to be called the Forgotten Man, McCain has only Joe the plumber.
“Small business” and the absurdity of subsidizing it—a serious issue arising from Joe the plumber.
The NRA and Joe the plumber view dead Americans as an acceptable loss so that they can have easy access to guns.
It was this the plumber heard, and his wife, and the baker and others.
You saw the fellow who let you in at the school gates, plumber?
Barlow, make a note of one plumber, one length of rubber pipe, and foot-lights.
Tradition says that the plumber fainted and died in Ushborne's house.
John Horner, a plumber, was accused of having abstracted it from the ladys jewel-case.
late 14c. (from c.1100 as a surname), "a worker in any sort of lead" (roofs, gutters, pipes), from Old French plomier "lead-smelter" (Modern French plombier) and directly from Latin plumbarius "worker in lead," noun use of adjective meaning "pertaining to lead," from plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)). Meaning focused 19c. on "workman who installs pipes and fittings" as lead water pipes became the principal concern of the trade. In U.S. Nixon administration (1969-74), the name of a special unit for investigation of "leaks" of government secrets.
"lead hung on a string to show the vertical line," early 14c., from Old French *plombe, plomee "sounding lead," and directly from Late Latin *plumba, originally plural of Latin plumbum "lead (the metal), lead ball; pipe; pencil," a word of unknown origin, related to Greek molybdos "lead" (dialectal bolimos) and perhaps from an extinct Mediterranean language, perhaps Iberian.
"perpendicular, vertical," mid-15c., from plumb (n.). The notion of "exact measurement" led to extended sense of "completely, downright" (1748), sometimes spelled plump, plum, or plunk.
To botch; ruin: I tho't I plumbered it (1930s+)
Completely; entirely; stone: What he said was plumb silly
[1748+; fr notions of exact extent and precision associated with the plumb bob or sailor's plumb line (for measuring depth of water), ultimately fr Latin plumbum, ''lead'']