At a low ebb

What does "At a low ebb" mean?

Today it means: Not feeling good, feeling empty.

This refers to the tide at low water revealing a vast expanse of mud and emptiness. The water, where a lot of people made their living, was gone and there was nothing to be done. Not a good feeling if your livelihood depended on it.

   

By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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