When you're caught in someone else's slipstream, you're zipping along in their wake, pulled effortlessly forward by the force of their motion. Here's US News: "European stock markets are registering big gains at the start of the trading week, flying in the slipstream of a massive 7 percent increase in Japan's Nikkei index."
When some vehicle (like a car, a boat, or a helicopter) moves forward, the current flowing behind it is a slipstream: a current of air or water that follows closely behind that moving vehicle.
"Blockbusters seem faster and more furious than ever, and not just because producers are desperate to slipstream the success of Vin Diesel’s tyre-screeching franchise."
Explain the meaning of "slipstream" without saying "a current" or "riding someone's coattails."
Fill in the blanks: "(Someone or something) seems to glide along in the slipstream of (someone or something else)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of TO SLIPSTREAM is
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