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peak TV

The period of proliferation of TV shows in the late 2010s resulting in a multitude of quality programs across streaming, cable, and broadcast platforms. The phrase, attributed to CEO of FX Networks John Landgraf, originally referred to the seeming unsustainability of such a large number of shows. It's peak TV, and I'm actively watching eight different shows, not including the ones I want to watch but don't have time to!
See also: peak, TV

peaks and troughs

1. High points and low points, as in a graph, statistical model, economic cycle, etc. I wouldn't buy that stock right now because it's experiencing some drastic peaks and troughs. I would wait until it stabilizes a bit. Those peaks and troughs on the electroencephalogram mean that the patient's brain is still active.
2. Good times and bad times. Life is full of peaks and troughs—the trick is not to let the low points get you down.
See also: and, peak

peaks and valleys

1. High points and low points, as in a graph, statistical model, economic cycle, etc. I wouldn't buy that stock right now because it's experiencing some serious peaks and valleys. I would wait until it stabilizes a bit. Those peaks and valleys on the electroencephalogram mean that the patient's brain is still active.
2. Good times and bad times. Life is full of peaks and valleys—the trick is not to let the low points get you down.
See also: and, peak, valley

reach a/(something's) peak

To arrive at the height or zenith of something, especially when followed by a decline. Her acting career reached its peak when she won a Golden Globe in 2004. We did reach a peak in sales in January—and things have been going downhill ever since.
See also: peak, reach

widow's peak

A point in the hairline in the middle of one's forehead. Now known to be a genetic trait, it was once believed to indicate early widowhood. My sister has a widow's peak. Does this haircut make my widow's peak too noticeable?
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The Minister said, "Currently, foreigners have to seek permission from the ministries of Defence and Home to climb these peaks. With the government opening them up, foreigners can now directly apply to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for permits.
Lenin Peak (since 2006 in Tajikistan the peak has been named after Abuali ibn Sino) 7134 m high is located on the border of two countries - Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
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Located in the Mahalangur Himalayas some 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, Mt Makalu is the world's fifth highest peak. Its first climb was made by an American team led by Riley Keegan in the spring of 1954.
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10, when I climbed up the Hsuehshan East Peak, situated in the Heping District of Taichung, and having an altitude of 3,201 meters above sea level.
Traffic peak period detection (TPPD) has attracted more and more attentions from the researchers in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) area [1-6].
'Demand is forecast to peak this year in the week of May 13 to 19 at 9,870 MW,' said Fidel D.
Due to the difference of correlation peak phase between [R.sub.X/Q]([tau]) and [R.sub.X]([tau]), the main peak and some side peaks, which is similar to [R.sub.X]([tau]), can be reconstructed.
The Three Peaks are Peny-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside.
"While the CPPI topped its pre-crisis peak in September 2014 on a nominal basis, in August the CPPI topped it on a Consumer Price Index [CPI]-adjusted basis," Moody's reported.
One technically attractive approach is to find a nonparametric way to extract statistically significant peaks without a priori assumptions on background shapes.
A SOARING Scots peak has been stripped of its Munro top status after being measured at 6.5in - less than the height of a traffic cone - below 3000ft.
Home prices in Nebraska haven't hit a new peak yet, but are close to pre-recession levels.