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British pronunciation/plˈʌm tɹˈiː/
American pronunciation/plˈʌm tɹˈiː/
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a source of advantageous opportunities, particularly political favors or privileges

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What is the origin of the idiom "plum tree" and when to use it?

The idiom "plum tree" has its origin in the concept of a literal plum tree. The plum tree is known for producing sweet, succulent fruits that are highly desirable. In the context of the idiom, the metaphorical plum tree symbolizes an opportunity or benefit that is coveted and valued. Just as people would compete for the choicest plums on a tree, individuals in professional or political settings strive to attain the most advantageous positions or opportunities.

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any of several trees producing edible oval fruit having a smooth skin and a single hard stone

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The new project is a plum tree, and I'm excited to be working on it.
In politics, influential lobbyists often have access to the plum tree of information and can sway decisions in their favor.
The CEO's nephew enjoyed the plum tree of promotions within the company, bypassing other deserving employees.
Despite his lack of experience, he was given the plum tree of projects, while others were left with mundane tasks.
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