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flow

a measurement of quantity over a specified period of time. Unlike a STOCK, which is not a function of time, a flow measures quantity passing per minute, hour, day or whatever. A common analogy is to a reservoir. The water entering and leaving the reservoir is a flow but the water actually in the reservoir at any one point in time is a stock. INCOME is a flow but WEALTH is a stock.
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The worried mum consults her psychiatrist, then just gives up and goes with the flow, which involves an affair with her own son.
The United captain replied, "I'll tell you what goes with the flow. Dead fish." Not a quote to rank alongside Eric Cantona's famous sardines line, but indication enough of the attitude which demonstrates why, despite all the flak, there isn't a club who wouldn't take him tomorrow.
Scatterbrain Meg, who is beautifully played by Prunella Scales, puts on her pink party frock and simply goes with the flow. So does Lisa Dulson as sexy young friend Lulu who ends up getting groped.