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catch the wave

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catch the wave

verb phrase

To seize an opportunity; take advantage of present trends: Television is the central fact of political life: deal with it or die—catch the wave

[1990s+; fr surfing, with a possible echo of Hamlet : ''There is a tide in the affairs of men/ Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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