水漲船高

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Chinese[edit]

water; river to swell; distend; to rise (of prices, rivers) a boat; vessel; ship high; tall
trad. (水漲船高)
simp. (水涨船高)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Proverb[edit]

水漲船高

  1. A rising tide lifts all boats.