水涨船高

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Mandarin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally: (If) water rises, a ship is elevated.

Proverb[edit]

水涨船高 (simplified, Pinyin shuǐ zhǎng chuán gāo, traditional 水漲船高)

  1. A rising tide lifts all boats.

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