High-water mark



[hahy-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhaɪˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/

noun
1.
a mark showing the highest level reached by a body of water.
2.
the highest point of anything; acme:
Her speech was the high-water mark of the conference.
noun
1.

2.
the highest point
The peak of something, especially an achievement. For example, This composition is the high-water mark of his entire output. This expression alludes to the highest mark left on shore by the tide. [ Mid-1800s ]

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