go with the tide

go with the tide

Fig. to move along with the effect of outside forces. I just go with the tide. I never fight fate. She just goes with the tide, never giving a thought to thinking for herself.
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go (or swim) with (or against) the tide

act in accordance with (or against) the prevailing opinion or tendency.
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go, swim, etc. with/against the ˈstream/ˈtide

behave/not behave in the same way as most other people: He’s a fashion designer who’s always swum against the stream; his work is very original.Why do you always have to go against the tide?
See also: stream, tide
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The "Special One" emphasized that United should focus on themselves and not to go with the tide.
As a kind of ideal material to construct green building, the gypsum board can not only maximize housing functions to meet the specific needs for living and working, but also go with the tide of developing green economy.
Now I know how to deal with a rip - you don't try to swim to the shore, you just let yourself go with the tide.
It was very easy for us to be a part of the crowd and go with the tide and be declared as loyal and patriots by those who control and direct the Kashmiri struggle.
He continued: "A light inflatable like that would have a very high drift rate to a person in the water, it would go with the wind whereas a person would go with the tide.
As they say, it pays to go with the tide, while it's always harder trying to swim upstream," FindProfit.
Go with the tide rather than against it and you will always know which step to take.