(be/like) a sheep


1. to go with the crowd/majority; do/think the same as everyone else






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be different, not a sheep

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'To be like sheep' is to have a herd or flock mentality - to follow the crowd and fail to demonstrate the ability to think for yourself: “Some marketers think of the public like sheep but we have detailed customer profiles.” This is a popular idiom that is used in social and professional contexts. Similar in meaning to ‘follow the crowd’.

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  1. He always acted like a sheep and did everything he was asked without question, so he never stood out.

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  1. Management was looking for someone with a critical eye and leadership qualities, not just another sheep.

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