swim with the current

swim with the current

To go along or agree with the prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave the same way as the majority of others. When I was in college, I used to have a lot of radical opinions and beliefs, but as I've grown older, I find myself swimming with the current more often. I'm sorry, but I simply refuse to swim along with the current just because it's the easier option!
See also: current, swim
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Likewise, when we swim with the current, we combine the strength of the water with our own strength, which results in a force far greater that what we'd been capable of alone.
The most vital piece of information after always remembering to wear your life jacket is to swim with the current," he said.
His nephew, Sean, tried to swim to nearby Beagle Island, while the other two tried to swim with the current to the coast.
On other occasions if there was an incoming tide we would set out from Tremorfa to swim with the current past the allotments and the meadow until we reached the bend in the river.
If you get caught in a riptide swim with the current and angle towards the shore .
But beware of any conventional wisdom that tells you to swim with the current, for only the dead fish do so.
For instance there's this one from Thomas Jefferson: "In matters of style, swim with the current .
Widget Marketing is exciting because it allows advertisers to swim with the current, not against it.
After all, it's easier to swim with the current than against it.
We can either swim with the current of change and make it across the river or swim against the current and drown.
Implicit in this approach is the view that if labor market policy is to succeed, it must swim with the current of events in the labor market.