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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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Which scientist is credited with saying: "The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.
Beat Streuli's video Pallasades follows the crowds walking up and down the ramp to the shopping centre on one day in 2001, repetition and diversity in one place.
And it recently launched a pop-up branch outside a Sainsbury's supermarket in Basildon as it follows the crowds away from the high street.