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!
See also: ride, wave
References in classic literature ?
The coop did not toss around any more, but rode the waves more gently--almost like a cradle rocking--so that the floor upon which Dorothy stood was no longer swept by water coming through the slats.
HOUSE of Fraser rode the wave of shoppers logging on over the festive period as it reported its "best ever" Christmas performance.
"But I rode it, just as Taylor [Swift] never came to my defence in any interview and rode the wave and rode it.
"Isadora Duncan rode the wave of revolt against Puritanism; she rode it, and with her fame and Dionysian raptures, drove it on."--Max Eastman, quoted in Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarnas (Viking 2006)
For example, we ruled out microprocessor Controls because the computer revolution has had a universal impact, and plastics rode the wave along with every other industry.
GORDON Brown rode the wave of imminent victory in Iraq to say that Britain will lead a world economic recovery.
Singleton chose two bank stocks, which rode the wave of lucrative loan refinances to steady performances during the third consecutive year of market declines.
Eva Tees rode the wave of this explosive growth in leisure sportswear.
Of course, any set of quotations might be read for the connections between them, but these rode the wave made by Cop Sculpture's conceptual field--an atmosphere in which a new web of relationships (between cops and contraband, art and the state, subjectivity and reality) took the material form of a labyrinth.
Nothing and no one could hope to live up to the hype and high expectations that preceded Suzanne Farrell's week of Balanchine ballets, yet Farrell rose above the hype and rode the wave of expectations to triumph.
Black businesses, in particular, spent the 1980s battling repeated attempts to exclude them from the economic mainstream, even as the rest of American businesses rode the wave of economic expansion and generous capital markets.
The Scots hunk showed off his toned torso as he rode the waves on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
"And (she) rode the waves and rode it and rode it," he added about the Speak Now singer," News.com.au quoted him as adding.
Last March, 47 average-size people in Snapper Rocks, Australia, rode the waves aboard the world's longest surfboard.
The 20-year-old Brit rode the waves yesterday at Sunway Lagoon in Malaysia.