ride a/the wave of

idiom

: to experience a time when many people share a strong feeling or attitude about something at the same time
a time when the mayor was still riding a wave of public approval

Examples of ride a/the wave of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Joy and her cohorts retrieve the Sense of Self crystal and ride a wave of bad memories back to the Belief System (one of Pixar‘s most colorful and impressive simulated effects). Bill Desowitz, IndieWire, 17 June 2024 But if conquest looks inevitable or if Taiwan eventually falls, most regional states will opt to ride the wave of China’s hegemonic ascent rather than be drowned by it. Larry Diamond, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 Union leaders are looking to ride a wave of labor activism that has fostered a rare degree of solidarity between organizations that have clashed in the past. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2024 Michigan is coming off a big win against Ohio State with the Fab Five in attendance, and is hoping to ride the wave of momentum against the Fighting Illini Thursday. Kevin Skiver, Detroit Free Press, 18 Jan. 2024 Nvidia also posted fourth quarter revenue gains of 265% year-over-year, also exceeding analyst projections, as the company continues to ride the wave of massive AI investment. Clare Duffy, CNN, 21 Feb. 2024 Schnall and Plotkin have a lot of work to do the gain the fans’ trust, but the groundwork is being laid for the duo to ride a wave of popularity that could be engulfing the franchise soon. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 19 Feb. 2024 The New England Patriots circa 2001 to 2019 aside, teams ride a wave of success for a handful of years and then fall to the back. USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Whether this change came from putting on a fun new song, finding your new signature perfume, moving to a new city, or letting go of someone from your past once and for all, ride the wave of positivity and let the shift take you to where you were always meant to go: the center stage. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Dec. 2023

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“Ride a/the wave of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ride%20a%2Fthe%20wave%20of. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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