Full flood

What does "Full flood" mean?

Today it means: On a roll, everything is slotting into place nicely.

The phrase comes from the speed that the water flows into and out of a river at around halfway between high and low tide.

At low water the tide is described as "slack" and so is hardly moving. As the tide comes in, it picks up speed and is at its fastest around half tide whereupon it starts to slow down again until high water at which time it becomes slack again as it stops and then starts to flow back along the river and start the whole process all over again.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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