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ride (on) the wave (of something)

To enjoy the advantage or benefit of a particularly successful, popular, fortunate, interesting, etc., moment or period of time. Jonathan has been riding the wave of his sister's celebrity ever since she was cast in that blockbuster film series. The popular Internet artist has ridden the wave of support from her fan base to launch an incredibly successful crowd funding campaign for a new project. Ever since I won the lottery, everybody has been really friendly to me, and I've just been riding the wave ever since!
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I like riding The Wave because you can make up tricks that you can't do on a skateboard -- and it's a lot smoother because the wheels rotate all the way around, so it feels more like surfing," says 15-year-old Mike Wang from Carlsbad, California.
Fitzpatrick is riding the wave of the red-hot luxury car segment, while Wright completed a strategic acquisition of a Brooklyn, New York bank.
A re-release of the 1980s Dead or Alive hit, You Spin Me Round, enters the charts at number five riding the wave of publicity following exotic frontman Burns's appearance.
All through the '90s and into the new millennium, California CPAs have been riding the wave of financial gain as they transition away from traditional tax and audit services and into the world of personal financial planning and investment advisory services.
Most know this is cyclical, and while everyone is riding the wave, down the road, it has to be a smart installation for the calm market as well," he added.
Many snowboarders comment that they like riding The Wave during the off-season because they can improve on their snowboarding skills.
The girls are just having a good time and riding the wave right now.
Jack Johnson: ``On and On'' (Universal) The professional Hawaiian surfer-turned-troubadour keeps on riding the wave of sultry, acoustic rock with this sophomore release.
Ethernet is taking over the WAN - with Infonetics predicting a doubling of revenue between 2004 and 2008 - and these service providers are the people riding the wave.
Taking a look at the stocks moving higher today, you will notice that the list is peppered with telecom companies riding the wave of momentum generated by the merger news.
Riding the wave of praise rising from the NewerTech miniStack, OWC and NewerTech will be on hand at the MacWorld Conference & Expo 2006 in San Francisco to debut their newest technology solutions - including impressive upgrades to the award-winning miniStack.
com, riding the wave of traffic to its comprehensive coverage of football and other fall sports last month, saw unique users to the site increase by 47% from August 2004, the largest increase among major sports sites, according to Nielsen//NetViews' September 2004 rankings.