ride a/the wave of


: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The mayor hoped to ride a wave of LGBTQ activism this past month that had splashed across the famously conservative Central Valley and sent its political class buzzing. Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2021 Roderick Sawyer could ride a wave of support from Black voters, though that is unlikely with six other Black candidates in the race and his low fundraising totals. Chicago Tribune, 25 Feb. 2023 Rural demand is lagging While demand from urban Indians may ride a wave of deep retail discounts, that in rural regions is unlikely to be exciting enough. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 26 Sep. 2022 There’s enough of it at the quarterback position for the Browns to ride a wave of beating average quarterbacks all the way to the postseason. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, 28 Sep. 2020 Statewide, campaign strategists predicted ahead of last Tuesday’s election that Republicans would ride a wave of public discontent with the direction of the state under Democratic rule. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2022 Texas Republicans bankrolled by Christian conservative donors are hoping to ride a wave of parental anger over the teaching of race and sexuality in schools to achieve what has long been an unattainable goal: state funding for private education. Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News, 6 Nov. 2022 Florida State hopes to ride a wave of momentum from its thrilling come-from-behind win over Louisville last week into its home matchup against Boston College. Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Sep. 2022 Saturday could mark a turning point for each program, with Auburn and Penn State looking to ride a wave of momentum ahead of the rest of their respective conferences schedules. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2022 See More

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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 8 Jun. 2023.

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