You rise, you plateau, but at the end of the day everyone comes down.
Furthermore, until the Iranain revolution of 1979, Iranians have rarely left their plateau.
The numbers varied from a hundred or so on the Golan Heights plateau captured by Israel in 1967 to hundreds elsewhere.
The world population may plateau physically, but we are multiplying ourselves digitally and robotically.
In those countries the study revealed little evidence of any plateau.
The column advanced to a plateau, overlooking the enemy's camp.
The drive from Mende to the plateau of Sauveterre is a curious experience.
Certainly its level was that of a plateau rather than a bottom land; so that one seemed always to be travelling at an elevation.
We drive on for a mile or two till we reach the summit of the plateau.
He slowly climbed one or two steep paths until he reached a sort of plateau, level with the top of the house.
1796, "elevated tract of relatively level land," from French plateau "table-land," from Old French platel (12c.) "flat piece of metal, wood, etc.," diminutive of plat "flat surface or thing," noun use of adjective plat "flat, stretched out" (12c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *plattus, from Greek platys "flat, wide, broad" (see plaice). Meaning "stage at which no progress is apparent" is attested from 1897, originally in psychology of learning. In reference to sexual stimulation from 1960.
1952, from plateau (n.). Related: Plateaued; plateauing.