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(n) the vertical position; extereme self-confidence. Origin: L plumbum, lead -> Fr a plomb => 'on the plumb line' => 'perfectly vertical' => 'with the back fully vertical. This is a posture of selfconfidence' => 'self-confidence' The scene: A wedding reception. The guests are busy chatting with each other and enjoying their drinks and snacks. Then, the bride, dressed in a creme gown, descends down the staircase in the manner of a queen. Such is her aplomb that the whole gathering falls silent and just watches her admiringly.