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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A final option, and a more hopeful one, is to swim with the current of our river.
Mr Fakhro said: "With change, there is always growth and we must learn to swim with the current."
They are the politicians who swim with the current and not against it.
Quote of the day: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd American President, was born on 13 April, 1743
The time has come to stop thrashing, and swim with the current. Retailers and pharmaceutical manufacturers have always agreed on the same big-picture goals: to reach patients in moments of need, to help them adhere to medications and to lead healthier lives.
The wise comment of Thomas Jefferson is relevant "in matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
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 ...
The choice is clear: Swim with the current or go against and drown.
Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current.