That’s a tough crowd to follow

This is a mashup of “a tough act to follow” (a difficult performance or presentation after a successful one by someone else) and  “follow the crowd” (do what everyone else is doing).  The word “follow” seems to be the culprit in this mix up as it appears in both idioms.  As John Polk, the submitter said, “crowds are easy to follow, until they turn into a mob.”  Truer words were never spoken.  A big thanks to “Cliches Gone Wild” John Polk for sending this one in!  His logo for his twitter account @clichesgonewild appears below.



One Comment on “That’s a tough crowd to follow”

  1. Daramemon says:

    Sometimes the mob has immense power, yet what and who they follow is the thing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.