follow (one's) lead

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follow (one's) lead

To act in a manner similar to someone else. I know you're nervous about having to lie to Mom, but just follow my lead and don't start rambling. I am following my sister's lead and joining her old sorority.
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follow someone's lead

to do as someone else does; to accept someone's guidance; to follow someone's direction. Just follow my lead and you will not get lost. John followed his father's lead and became a lawyer.
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"Strong managerial skills are only as good as strong leadership skills, because one needs to be able to inspire others to follow one's lead while at the same time supporting individual development," he continues.