a rising tide lifts all boats


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a rising tide lifts all boats

economics A strong economy benefits businesses and individuals at all levels. The phrase was popularized by US President John F. Kennedy. Thanks to the economy doing so well lately, our business has been booming. I guess it's really true what they say, that a rising tide lifts all boats.
See also: all, boat, lift, rising, tide

a rising ˌtide lifts all ˈboats

(saying, especially American English) (politics) used to say that everybody benefits when a country’s economy grows and improves: Anger over inequality is absent during periods of expansion, because a rising tide lifts all boats.This expression is often associated with US President John F. Kennedy.
See also: all, boat, lift, rising, tide
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"A rising tide lifts all boats. Capitalism doesn't have to be used just for a profit, but it can be used to contribute to social good."
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It was, after all, John Kennedy who 39 years ago proclaimed, "A rising tide lifts all boats"
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And our leaders in government understood that, as President Kennedy said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." Our entire society was dedicated to raising the standard of living for all, not just accumulating enormous wealth for a fortunate few.
JFK once said that "a rising tide lifts all boats." A comforting thought, if the boats can float.