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a rising tide lifts all boats

proverb 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. If prices for single-family homes are rising in our neighborhood, then we should be able to fetch a good price for our twin. A rising tide lifts all boats, after all. If they sold their app for a billion dollars, it's certainly not a bad thing for other tech companies—you know, a rising tide lifts all boats.
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rising tide

cliché A surge or strong, upward trend. There has been a rising tide of deaths linked to poorly maintained mines around this part of the country. Local officials are struggling to contain the rising tide of gang-related crime in the area.
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rising tide, a

A strong trend. The ocean’s tides have been transferred to the flow of events and feelings since Shakespeare’s day. Indeed, Shakespeare wrote, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune” (Julius Caesar, 4.3). A strong upward trend, as signified by the cliché, may refer to public support, as in Benjamin Jewett’s statement (The Dialogues of Plato, 1875), “He would stem the rising tide of revolution.”
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The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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