ride (on) the wave (of something)

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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!
See also: ride, wave
References in classic literature ?
The coop did not toss around any more, but rode the waves more gently--almost like a cradle rocking--so that the floor upon which Dorothy stood was no longer swept by water coming through the slats.
But I rode it, just as Taylor [Swift] never came to my defence in any interview and rode the wave and rode it.
Isadora Duncan rode the wave of revolt against Puritanism; she rode it, and with her fame and Dionysian raptures, drove it on.
For example, we ruled out microprocessor Controls because the computer revolution has had a universal impact, and plastics rode the wave along with every other industry.
Singleton chose two bank stocks, which rode the wave of lucrative loan refinances to steady performances during the third consecutive year of market declines.
While other international funds rode the wave of rising and falling global markets, Sentinel's World Fund (SWRLX) has remained a steady performer.
Black businesses, in particular, spent the 1980s battling repeated attempts to exclude them from the economic mainstream, even as the rest of American businesses rode the wave of economic expansion and generous capital markets.
amp;uot;It was important to the company to have not only industry leaders, we specifically wanted those who 'made' the internet wave, not individuals who rode the wave to success,&uot; said Brian L.
Last March, 47 average-size people in Snapper Rocks, Australia, rode the waves aboard the world's longest surfboard.
The 20-year-old Brit rode the waves yesterday at Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia.