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!
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That's the way I rode the wave of the Bush comment.
Isadora Duncan rode the wave of revolt against Puritanism; she rode it, and with her fame and Dionysian raptures, drove it on.
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.