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ride a wave, catch a wave

Meaning 1
to move with an ocean wave as it is breaking in order to get carried with it on a surfboard
Sentence 1
There's a big wave. I am going to try and catch that one.
Meaning 2
to have gained momentum and keep moving forward unfazed
Sentence 2
" …but these concerns have not hurt Mr. Bush, who continues to ride a huge wave of support, according to the latest New York Times/CBS poll" (NY Times 5/14/2003).