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high water marknoun [C usually singular]

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high water mark noun [C usually singular] (SEA/RIVER)

a ​mark that ​shows the ​highestlevel that the ​sea or ​riverreaches at a ​particularplace

high water mark noun [C usually singular] (SUCCESSFUL POINT)

the most ​successfulpoint of something: His 1991 ​electionvictory was ​probably the high ​watermark of his ​popularity.
(Definition of high water mark from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “high water mark”
in Chinese (Simplified) 海/河, (海水或河水的)高水位线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海/河, (海水或河水的)高水位線…
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