drift with the tide

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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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The crew took several minutes searching for the stranded craft, which had drifted with the tide since the distress call, made near Liverpool airport.
Major intellectually drifted with the tide...he did not feel at home with tackling the difficult issues
The youngster, a gifted ballroom and Latin American dancer who had represented Britain in international competitions, drifted with the tide into a rocky area while bathing near the shore.
North West Wales coroner Mr Dewi Pritchard-Jones, who recorded a verdict of misadventure, heard that Laura, who was with fellow pupils from Christ Church Junior School in Oldbury, had drifted with the tide into a rocky area of turbulent water while bathing near the shore.