follow the crowd

idiom

variants or go with the crowd
: to do whatever most other people are doing
He was never one to follow the crowd, so we weren't surprised when he dropped out of college to start his own business.

Examples of follow the crowd in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don’t follow the crowd; be smart and take the cost-efficient route. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 To follow the crowd, consider elevating a drink with a small amount of premium alcohol, prioritizing flavor over other elements. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Dec. 2023 In the face of such uncertainty, many may be inclined to follow the crowd until rates come down—but Corcoran doesn’t believe this is the right move. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 17 Oct. 2023 The Cardinal didn’t have to follow the crowd, and their students and alumni who are known for walking to their own drumbeat probably would have appreciated that. J. Brady McCollough, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 Our aim isn't just to follow the crowd but to lead it. Javier Hasse, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Biggest? Real estate developer Crow doesn’t follow the crowd. Janet Novack, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Let others follow the crowd, Forbes looks for the path less travelled, which makes all the difference. Justin Doebele, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 Make the right decision for your own business and don't just follow the crowd! Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021

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“Follow the crowd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follow%20the%20crowd. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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