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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Make the right decision for your own business and don't just follow the crowd! Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 With that reduction in population — and thus our talent pool — companies are being forced to make decisions about whether to stay in a state with such high housing costs, or follow the crowd and move elsewhere. BostonGlobe.com, 13 Jan. 2023 Still, presented with boundless possibilities, this opening salvo serves as an uninspired addition to a franchise whose progeny -- both too often and somewhat ironically -- have just seemed to mindlessly follow the crowd. Brian Lowry, CNN, 14 Aug. 2022 As people stormed the Capitol last year, Sharon Story and her husband Victor didn't follow the crowd inside. Tony Dokoupil, CBS News, 6 Jan. 2022 Don’t try to time the market by cashing out, but don’t follow the crowd and pile into the investment trend of the day either. John Jennings, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Don’t rebel against being smart just to call yourself a rebel, and don’t follow the crowd toward trouble just to fit in. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Follow the crowd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follow%20the%20crowd. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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