flood tideflood tide
the incoming or rising tide
- The incoming or rising tide, occurring between the time when the tide is lowest and the time when the following tide is highest.
- a. A large or increasing amount: “Is the flood tide of scandals evidence of a flood tide of malfeasance?” (Eduardo Porter).b. The peak or climax: “when the pent-up energies of the Depression years and World War II were at flood tide” (Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan).
(plural flood tides)
- ebb tide