ride a/the wave of something

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ride (on) a wave of (something)

To enjoy the advantage of or continue to benefit from a situation that is successful, fortunate, trendy, etc. Jonathan has been riding a wave of celebrity ever since he was cast in the leading role for the new blockbuster. The popular Internet artist has ridden a wave of support from her fanbase to launch an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign for a new project.
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ride a/the ˈwave of something

enjoy or be supported by the particular situation or quality mentioned: Schools are riding a wave of renewed public interest.
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Now he continues to ride the wave of the Hoffman bump.
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President Bill Clinton wrapped up his nine-day tour of China yesterday by urging Beijing leaders to "ride the wave of change and take China fully into the 21st Century." Asked if he feels democracy could come to the world's largest nation, he said, "Oh, yes."
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