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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.
See also: crowd, follow
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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.
See also: crowd, follow
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: crowd, follow
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
See also: crowd, follow, go
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The ladies go in, while Vronsky and Stepan Arkadyevitch followed the crowd to find out details of the disaster.
He followed the crowd, which drew nigh the lodges, gloomy and sullen, like any other multitude that had been disappointed in an execution.
A Turf local who preferred skating flatground, a 40-ish shredder who eschews Indys and quarterpipes for Krux and a good nollie heel, McGuire has never followed the crowd, though his signature maneuver, the Hot Pizza, is ripe for Internet mimicry.
I followed the crowd to the city's main road where they stopped for a moment, apparently deciding which hill to climb.
I followed the crowd. I was getting pushed about, forwards, backwards and sideways.
I reckoned that by the time I got down there it would be all over anyway, so I didn't rush, but curiosity got me in the end and I followed the crowd.
Held at the sheek Chelsea House, members got a sneak peek at the Penthouse apartment, then followed the crowd up to the rooftop for cocktails, a live jazz trio and a stunning view of the skyline.
It was easier to take in, as we followed the crowd along picturelined corridors and glimpsed beautiful rooms.
You were acting on your own but followed the crowd.
TRUE fashionistas have never followed the crowd - just look at 17-year-old A-level student Kate Trodden.
The bans have followed the crowd trouble which soured Cardiff's FA Cup victory over Leeds last month.
Cleveland Police's helicopter hovered overhead during the match and followed the crowds into Middlesbrough town centre afterwards.
We followed the crowds to the Pier Head in time to see the Buzzcocks and Stranglers perform and also enjoyed The Mags and Diesel Fitters.
Arriving on a Friday night, we followed the crowds towards the atmospheric district of La Latina, just behind the Plaza Mayor.