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.
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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, but it doesn't necessarily indicate exemplary performance, if the price of your product triples--oil, grain, whatever--and your company doubles revenues, that's losing money somewhere.
but] I object to this attitude that it's as if economic theory says these processes can only make everyone better off--that a rising tide lifts all boats.
When Kennedy said that a rising tide lifts all boats, a lack of formal education was no obstacle to a good job.