drift with the tide

drift with the tide

To passively agree with others. He always just drifts with the tide and does whatever dumb thing his friends are doing, no questions asked. That senator always drifts with the tide, so I doubt he'll oppose his party in this vote.
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Once in your area, set anchor to allow your baits to drift with the tide and deploy your chum so that your slick is taken by the tide.
They would wait and drift with the tide until the fish rose to the surface during the night.
He demonstrates, moreover, that their acquiescence was not so much for fear of the consequences of resistance, nor in support of Nazi ideology, but a tendency to drift with the tide.
Summary: <p>The practice has been banned in the Mediterranean since 2003, yet a large fleet of driftnets - fishing nets up to 14 kilometers in length that drift with the tide or current and catch almost anything in their path - continues to operate business as usual in Morocco, targeting swordfish for the European market.
It is hoped the boats will drift with the tide and end up scattered across the world.
Mangrove snapper are scattered along the bottom in the rocky sections of all three passes, and the strategy is to drift with the tide, dragging live baits just above the rig-snagging ledges.
Allow the bait to drift with the tide and do what shrimp do--which is swim and dart reflexively when under attack.
Just drift with the tide and wind, making sure to drop your bait into and along the edges of any sandy hole you encounter.
Keep the baits just off the rocky bottom while allowing them to drift with the tide. Use just enough split shot weights or small barrel sinkers.
And if we follow them then we will merely drift with the tides, and land wherever the current takes us.