follow the crowd


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follow the crowd

To do what everyone else is doing. This phrase often has a negative connotation, suggesting that the speaker is not an independent thinker or is easily swayed. I'm worried that my daughter will just follow the crowd at the party and end up doing things that she doesn't really want to do.
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follow the crowd

to do what everyone else is doing. I am an independent thinker. I could never just follow the crowd. When in doubt, I follow the crowd. At least I don't stand out like a fool.
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follow the crowd

Go along with the majority, do what most others are doing. For example, Make your own decision-don't just follow the crowd.
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follow/go with the ˈcrowd

(often disapproving) do as everyone else does because you have no ideas of your own: Dress in the way you like and try not to follow the crowd. OPPOSITE: lead the way
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As you'll read, there are fewer cut-and-dried style categories these days, which reflects consumers' desire to be different and make their homes a canvas to express their personality, not their ability to follow the crowd.
Opportunist -- Exploit issues for personal gain, follow the crowd but get in front, unsacrificing.
I don't know where I am meant to be going but I shall just follow the crowd," she said.
And then you simply give in to the prevailing views and follow the crowd.
If you do follow the crowd, review the marketing strategies that have been used by others and see what parts are applicable for you.
Never one blithely follow the crowd, Paprin sold off his real estate holdings, pursuing interests in the laundry machine vending field while patiently waiting before deciding it was time to return to the real estate industry.
It can run a $70 million portfolio with the resources and expertise of a $7 billion family office and doesn't simply follow the crowd in the selection of money managers.
First, it's worth pointing out that when there is such a consensus of opinion, jockeys usually follow the crowd and head to the favoured rail - in this case far - wherever they are drawn, nullifying, to some extent, the advantage conferred on those berthed in the high teens.
But in other ways he was a real individual and didn't follow the crowd," the statement said.
How would you describe your style: I always try to look different, I don't like to follow the crowd.
But then, Eric has never been known to follow the crowd.
Say to your family: "Maybe I don't follow the crowd like the rest of you but that's your problem, not mine.
During the latest round of the Welsh Assembly Government's Flexible Support for Business seminars, Mr Alexander said: "Freeformers don't trust the state or institutions - they're independent-thinking, self-reliant people who don't follow the crowd.
Margaret Maitland is not the kind of woman to follow the crowd or lack faith in her convictions.
WHEN Arsenal's French striker (right) eventually hangs up his boots he will probably follow the crowd among former players and embark on a career as a pundit or a coach.