To Go with the Flow (Origin)

by Craig Shrives

What Is the Origin of the Saying "To Go with the Flow"?

If a person is said to go with the flow, it means they are not resolute in their position and prepared to side with the majority. The term dates back to the late 1900s. It was widely used in the US and alludes to the ebb and flow of tides. It is thought to have gained popularity because of its appealing rhyme.

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