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noun
the lowest point reached by a low tide.
something indicating the bottom of a decline.
the lowest or least admirable level: the low-water mark of political chicanery.
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Origin of low-water mark

First recorded in 1520–30

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British Dictionary definitions for low-water mark

low-water mark

noun
the level reached by seawater at low tide or by other stretches of water at their lowest level
the lowest point or level; nadir
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