ride (on) the wave (of something)

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ride (on) the wave (of something)

To enjoy the advantage or benefit of a particularly successful, popular, fortunate, interesting, etc., moment or period of time. Jonathan has been riding the wave of his sister's celebrity ever since she was cast in that blockbuster film series. The popular Internet artist has ridden the wave of support from her fan base to launch an incredibly successful crowd funding campaign for a new project. Ever since I won the lottery, everybody has been really friendly to me, and I've just been riding the wave ever since!
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Bennett's marvellous book rides the wave of maritime social history that has surged in recent years.
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On sunny morning on the outskirts of Sydney, Chris de Aboitiz heads out on the surf on his stand-up paddle board, joined by Rama and Millie, two rescue dogs who perform tricks, jumping on their owners shoulders and back as he rides the waves.
Surf-border collie Meg rides the waves YOU MAY have to do a double take if you spot Meg the adventurous collie on the beach at Saltburn.
AN AUTHOR from Birmingham will be featuring in her own story when she rides the waves by competing in a world sailing championships.
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The words reverberate with emotional resonance and Reading rides the waves with accomplished skill.
Because the catamaran rides the waves without disturbing the subsurface waters, the researchers could monitor the top 8 1/2 meters of the ocean during these trials in the seas east of Iceland.