swim with the current

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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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As a crab swims with the current, attempting to latch on to some floating debris or some seaweed, a tarpon won't be far behind waiting to slurp it up.
However, though the majority swims with the current, there is a significant minority on each side of the Mideast divide, which challenges extremist views and works hard to promote understanding and a justice-based peace.
This animal doesn't secretly swim underwater waiting for his prey; on the contrary, it swims with the current, stays close to the surface and can be easily identified and avoided.