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follow the leader

noun
1.
a child's game in which players, one behind the other, follow a leader and must repeat or follow everything he or she does.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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  • Think about how fruit flies selected for albinism form chains and play mindless follow the leader.
  • People tend to follow the leader and, if the leader trusts the partner, others will follow suit.

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