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hit a plateau

Fig. to reach a higher level of activity, sales, production, output, etc., and then stop and remain unchanged for a time. When my sales hit a plateau, my boss gave me a pep talk. When production hit a plateau, the company built a new factory.
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The half-breed was descending on the farther side of the pinnacle; but before he could reach the ground Lord John had run along the edge of the plateau and gained a point from which he could see his man.
We had been natives of the world; now we were natives of the plateau.
And so it is that I have spent nearly the whole of this our first night upon the plateau writing up our experiences by the light of a single candle-lantern.
If there were a high tree near the edge of the plateau we might drop a return bridge across, but there is none within fifty yards.
Mots cles: tourbiere basse, basses-terres de la baie d'Hudson, lac, plateau palsique, tourbiere, pergelisol, ours polaire, decongelation, parc national Wapusk
By understanding this sequence, parents and children can maximize the development, learning, enjoyment and confidence at each plateau.
Last July, the Qinghai-Tibet (Ching-high Tih-bet) railway--which extends from the city of Xining (Sh-urn-ing) in western China and crosses over a portion of the plateau before reaching the Tibetan capital of Lhasa--opened for service (see map, 15).
This may seem surprising, but West Bromwich lies on what geographers call the Birmingham Plateau.
40 dB greater than the nontest-ear threshold) and/or by reaching a plateau of 15 dB (in 5-dB increments), during which the test ear hears the pure tone at the same level.
Specifically, job content plateaued employees reported greater job satisfaction and organizational commitment if they were not also experiencing a hierarchical plateau.
check] This checklist is concerned with the handling of members of staff who have apparently reached a plateau and still have some years to serve.
Asia Plateau, the headquarters of Initiatives of Change in India, has been chosen as the venue for a pilot project of five training programmes for solid waste management workers in the state of Maharastra.
4 [ohm], i = 2 plateau of QHR device ac1, and also with a NL Engineering (Norman Lloyd) quadrifilar resistor (Gibbings [20] resistor) of 12 906.
With all the strange landforms that exist on the Moon you may think I exaggerate, but all the other candidates are simply the largest or most unusual examples of standard features, whereas the Aristarchus plateau is unique.