According to the actions or instructions of others, without any critical thought or reflection. So many consumers are like sheep, buying the latest cars, computers, TVs, and the rest of it because the companies told them to. So you just followed orders like sheep, without stopping to think about what your actions might do to other people?
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like ˈsheep(disapproving) if people behave like sheep, they all do what the others are doing, without thinking or deciding for themselves: If John says that something must be done, they do it. They just follow his orders like sheep.
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