Swinging the lead
From Paul Knight 31/8/2009
Swinging the lead or taking depth soundings using a weighted line was considered an easy job on board ship compared with so many others that involved hard work and no little danger therefore it became associated with having an easy time whilst others were having to work hard.
Nautical Phrases Julia Creeke 06/10/2008
..Swinging the lead Paul Knight 31/08/2009
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