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go along to get along (third-person singular simple present goes along to get along, present participle going along to get along, simple past went along to get along, past participle gone along to get along)
- (idiomatic) To conform in order to have acceptance and security.
- 2001 February 22, Andrew Finkel, Frank Pellegrini, “Can Turkey Be Plucked From Its Financial Meltdown?”, in Time:
- Sezer, meanwhile, was put up by the three-part coalition that was in power as a puppet, someone who would go along to get along. But like a Supreme Court Justice who doesn't vote the way you want, he's turned into a reformer.
- 2012 June 4, Emily VanDerWerff, “Mad Men: Commissions And Fees”, in AV Club, retrieved 27 September 2013:
- Don invented a myth of himself, then made it a reality, and he had the stupidity—or the intelligence—to never stop believing in the myth. Lane Pryce, a go-along-to-get-along guy if ever there was one, doesn’t have that myth. All he has is the ability to give and give and give until there’s nothing more to take.