Meaning of “ebb and flow” in the English Dictionary

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"ebb and flow" in British English

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ebb and flow

the way in which the level of something regularly becomes higher or lower in a situation:

You have to accept the ebb and flow of love in a relationship.

(Definition of “ebb and flow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ebb and flow" in American English

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ebb and flow

a frequently changing situation:

The ebb and flow of politics in Washington goes on as usual.

(Definition of “ebb and flow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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