Definitions for a rising tide lifts all boats

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word a rising tide lifts all boats

Wiktionary

  1. a rising tide lifts all boats(Proverb)

    Benefits provided to a few may lead to conditions that are beneficial to all.

Freebase

  1. A rising tide lifts all boats

    The aphorism "a rising tide lifts all boats" is associated with the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy, and that economic policy, particularly government economic policy, should therefore focus on the general macroeconomic environment first and foremost. The phrase is commonly attributed to John F Kennedy, who used it in a 1963 speech to combat criticisms that a dam project he was inaugurating was a pork barrel project. However the phrase has been used more commonly to defend tax cuts and other policies where the initial beneficiaries are high income earners.


Translations for a rising tide lifts all boats

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • eine steigende Flut hebt alle BooteGerman
  • a dagály minden csónakot felemelHungarian
  • pasang naik lift semua perahuIndonesian
  • una marea che sale solleva tutte le barcheItalian
  • en voksende bølge løfter alle båterNorwegian
  • Прилив поднимает все лодкиRussian
  • Chinese

Get even more translations for a rising tide lifts all boats »

Translation

Find a translation for the a rising tide lifts all boats definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these a rising tide lifts all boats definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"a rising tide lifts all boats." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/a rising tide lifts all boats>.

Are we missing a good definition for a rising tide lifts all boats? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for a rising tide lifts all boats:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.