Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(be/like) a sheep

be a sheeplike a sheep
Meaning(s)
1) to go with the crowd/majority; do/think the same as everyone else
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • be different, not a sheep
  • Analysis
    '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’.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. He always acted like a sheep and did everything he was asked without question, so he never stood out.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Management was looking for someone with a critical eye and leadership qualities, not just another sheep.
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