go with the flow


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go with the flow

To follow along with an event as it proceeds, without trying to assert control over it. We always do things your way—can't you just go with the flow for once?
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go with the flow

 and go with it
Inf. to cope with adversity; to accept one's lot. No, just relax and go with the flow. Go with it. Don't fight it.
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go with the flow

Also, go with the tide. Move along with the prevailing forces, accept the prevailing trend, as in Rather than striking out in new directions, I tend to go with the flow, or Pat isn't particularly original; she just goes with the tide. The flow in the first and more colloquial term, which dates from the late 1900s, alludes to the ebb and flow of tides and probably gained currency because of its appealing rhyme.
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go with the flow

COMMON If you go with the flow, you let things happen to you or do what other people want, rather than trying to control what happens yourself. This year I'm going to leave my troubles and tension in the departure lounge and go with the flow. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow of creativity.
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go with the flow

be relaxed; accept a situation. informal
The image here is of going with the current of a stream rather than trying to swim against it.
1997 J-17 Go with the flow today. You can't change the way things are going to pan out, so just let it all happen.
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go with the ˈflow

(informal) be relaxed and not worry about what you should do: He’s very stubborn so there’s really no point in trying to change his mind. It’s best to just go with the flow.• ebb → the ebb and flow (of somebody/something)
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go with the flow

and go with it
in. to cope with adversity; to accept one’s lot. No, just relax and go with the flow.
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