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high–water mark

noun

Simple Definition of high–water mark

  • : the time when something is most active, successful, etc.

  • : the highest level that water from a river, ocean, etc., reaches especially during a flood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of high–water mark

  1. :  highest point :  peak

1691

First Known Use of high–water mark

1691


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