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.
Lucy:I went out with Karl last week and I wasn’t sure how he felt
Kathrin:So what did you do? Did
you guys have a good time? Did you have
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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