like sheep

like sheep

According to the actions or instructions of others, without any critical thought or reflection. So many consumers are like sheep, buying the latest cars, computers, TVs, and the rest of it because the companies told them to. So you just followed orders like sheep, without stopping to think about what your actions might do to other people?
See also: like, sheep

like ˈsheep

(disapproving) if people behave like sheep, they all do what the others are doing, without thinking or deciding for themselves: If John says that something must be done, they do it. They just follow his orders like sheep.
See also: like, sheep
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Whereas at Munster, you come in, you are on your App, you do all your scores and then you do your mobility, your gym, you go to your meeting "It is all laid out for you and we are like sheep, basically.
He explained: "For centuries, our people were like sheep, and we ring these bells to celebrate that we are no longer sheep, we are free.
So let's all stop being like sheep going to the slaughter andthink independently.
It's fun, whether we want to admit it or not," Weiss says, pointing out the words: "All we like sheep have gone astray.