blow with the wind

blow with the wind

To be resilient and adaptable to harsh events or adversity in life, likened to how a tree that can bend is better able to withstand heavy winds. I know you've had a lot of setbacks this year, but you have to blow with the wind and continue trying your best.
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blow with the wind

act according to prevailing circumstances rather than a consistent plan.
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If all of us are going to blow with the wind then we will all become muggers, we will all become corrupt," he said, according to a transcript of his interview released by the Times Now channel.
The whole set up in Wirral is farcical and an affront to democracy and I trust Cllr Steve Foulkes (Labour leader)will sleep soundly in his bed with such allies who blow with the wind to suit their own convenience and to hell with democracy.