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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Go with the flow

Example 1:

Cody: Wow! This is such a fancy party. I’m not sure that I’ll know who to talk to or what to talk about.
Jada: Don’t think about it too much, just go with the flow. I’m sure you’ll find interesting people and have interesting conversations.
Cody: You think so? I hope I don’t get too shy.
Jada: I’m sure everyone feels that way here.

Example 2:

Lucy: I went out with Karl last week and I wasn’t sure how he felt about me.
Kathrin: So what did you do? Did you guys have a good time? Did you have great conversations?
Lucy: I just went with the flow and everything turned out great. I think he likes me.


To go with the flow means to follow whatever the situation is or whatever people are doing. In the first example, Cody wasn’t sure how to interact with people at an upscale party; to which Jada replied that he should just do whatever everyone was doing or go with the flow. In the second example, Lucy explains that she didn’t know how her date felt about her, but after following his lead, or his actions (went with the flow), she discovered that he liked her.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, guys ... Another great American idiom we often hear during our chats with American peers along with the phrase 'go mainstream' ... Much appreciated ... Can't wait for more ...

    Russian ESL students
    American Language Center