the crest of a wave

the crest of a wave

A particularly successful period. Right after I got married, I got a big promotion at work, so I'm really on the crest of a wave at the moment! The party is riding the crest of a wave following the election, as they now control the White House and both houses of congress.
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(on) the crest of a ˈwave

(at) the point of greatest success, wealth, happiness, etc: He was fortunate to arrive in Hollywood when the film industry was on the crest of a wave. OPPOSITE: (at) a low ebb
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The 25-year-old stayed in the town for the weekend and is riding the crest of a wave in terms of her career - and also in real life out with Schull Sea Safari.
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"Both teams are going into this one on the crest of a wave but somebody's unbeaten run has got to come to an end.
GARY BRABIN believes promotion-chasing Tranmere Rovers are riding "the crest of a wave" as they prepare for their first derby against Wrexham in more than a decade.
The article on a surfer's paradise described an interesting development of an idea from 1936 ("On the crest of a wave," PE January).
ONE bride will be on the crest of a wave when she ties the knot in this wedding gown.
BARRY pupil David Walters will be riding on the crest of a wave this summer after bagging himself his own personalised surfboard.
Melbourne, Feb 14 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater feels that exuberance will help opener Phil Hughes to succeed in South Africa, expecting that he will ride the crest of a wave into the start of his Test career, just as a young Slater did in England 16 years ago.
The industry grew last year and the year before that, riding the crest of a wave of strong recovery that began at the end of 2003.
The four and a half metre wide and 12 metre deep structure is a special new device designed to generate electricity by harnessing energy from the crest of a wave. The device, now patented by British SME (small or medium sized enterprise) Embley Energy Ltd., is based on the principle of multiple water columns which oscillate with the movement of ocean waves so that air displaced above the water columns drives a turbine which generates power.The scientists believe that the device will generate electricity more efficiently and in a greater quantity than in previous attempts to harness wave power.
As the crest of a wave enters the cavern, it raises the water level quickly, pushing the air above the wave through the hole and spinning the turbine's blades.
New boss Freedman reckons his side are on the crest of a wave after 13 points from a possible 15.
A GROUP of Solihull sea scouts are sailing on the crest of a wave after triumphing at a swimming gala.