drift with the tide

drift with the tide
to agree with other people without thinking about things for yourself and making your own decisions.

We are looking for someone with the ability to lead rather than just drift with the tide.


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  • tide — tide1 [tīd] n. [ME, tide, time, season < OE tid, time; akin to Ger zeit < IE * dī , var. of base * da(i) , to part, divide up > TIME, Sans dāti, (he) cuts off, Gr dēmos, district, people] 1. Obs. a period of time: now only in combination …   English World dictionary

  • To float with the stream — Stream Stream (str[=e]m), n. [AS. stre[ a]m; akin to OFries. str[=a]m, OS. str[=o]m, D. stroom, G. strom, OHG. stroum, str[=u]m, Dan. & Sw. str[ o]m, Icel. straumr, Ir. sroth, Lith. srove, Russ. struia, Gr. ry sis a flowing, rei^n to flow, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drift net — noun a large fishnet supported by floats; it drifts with the current • Hypernyms: ↑fishnet, ↑fishing net * * * noun : a large net that is arranged to drift with the tide or current and that is either buoyed up by floats or attached to a drift… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tide — tide1 tideful, adj. tideless, adj. tidelessness, n. tidelike, adj. /tuyd/, n., v., tided, tiding. n. 1. the periodic rise and fall of the waters of the ocean and its inlets, produced by the attraction of the moon and sun, and occurring about… …   Universalium

  • tide — I [[t]taɪd[/t]] n. v. tid•ed, tid•ing 1) oce the periodic rise and fall of the waters of the ocean and its inlets, produced by the attraction of the moon and sun, and occurring about every 12 hours 2) oce the inflow, outflow, or current of water… …   From formal English to slang

  • tide — n. & v. n. 1 a the periodic rise and fall of the sea due to the attraction of the moon and sun (see EBB n. 1, FLOOD n. 3). b the water as affected by this. 2 a time or season (usu. in comb.: Whitsuntide). 3 a marked trend of opinion, fortune, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift — n. & v. n. 1 a slow movement or variation. b such movement caused by a slow current. 2 the intention, meaning, scope, etc. of what is said etc. (didn t understand his drift). 3 a large mass of snow, sand, etc., accumulated by the wind. 4 esp.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tide — /taɪd / (say tuyd) noun 1. the periodic rise and fall of the waters of the ocean and its inlets, about every 12 hours and 26 minutes, due to the attraction of the moon and sun. 2. the inflow, outflow, or current of water at any given place… …  

  • drift net — noun Date: 1662 a fishing net often miles in extent arranged to drift with the tide or current and buoyed up by floats or attached to a boat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Stopping the tide — (fr. etaler les maree ) was a manoeuver in use during the age of sail. In seas with a strong tide, such as those off the coasts of western Europe, particularly the Channel, the force of the tide on a ship could equal, or surpass, the power… …   Wikipedia

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