low-water line

variants: or low-water mark

Definition of low-water line

1 : a line or mark indicating low water
2 : something that marks a nadir of decline or degradation the low-water mark of political infamy was the killing of statewide civil serviceNew Orleans States

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First Known Use of low-water line

1629, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Low-water line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-water%20line. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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