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herd instinct

noun
1.
the impulse or tendency toward clustering or acting in a group, especially the presumed instinct toward or need for gregariousness and conformity.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • Do not become part of the herd instinct to tailgate.
British Dictionary definitions for herd instinct

herd instinct

noun
1.
(psychol) the inborn tendency to associate with others and follow the group's behaviour
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