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against the stream

In opposition or contrary to what is generally understood, assumed, practiced, or accepted. My idea of adopting more eco-friendly habits was against the stream, but I think it will be worth it for the company in the long run.
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against (or with) the stream

against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency.
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The popular Newcastle club with its unique spirit and shabby charm was also the cluttered home where Keith lived and breathed jazz, standing - in the words of his god-daughter Abi Lewis - "like an island against the stream of modern culture".
Director Abi Lewis told how the film will portray a man "who stands like an island against the stream of modern culture".
SWIMMING AGAINST the stream, Lucio Magri joined the Communist Party of Italy (PCI) in 1956 and rose quite rapidly through the ranks until the expulsion of his Il Manifesto group in 1970 sent him into the revolutionary left for more than a decade (an evidently painful interlude about which he says little more than that he allowed himself to be deluded by extremism).
Aircel, on the other hand, has been going against the stream.
Mr MacAirt said: "These stories at times are harrowing especially when set against the stream of governmental black propaganda which the state used to criminalise our innocent family members.
I know we swim against the stream a bit because people don't believe that.
Going against the stream is a theme that has characterized Arslanova's entire career.
Wulfrun's charter, for example, begins like this: "First where the goose brook runs into Saeffan marsh, thence against the stream as far as Seven Springs brook, from the brook to one spring, from the spring to the other spring, from the spring into the dyke, along the dyke to a pool.
Yet it is precisely this odyssey, one that runs against the stream of dominant cultural narratives, that Rhea Tregebov charts in The Knife Sharpeners Bell.
Soviet Jews in Israel have never voted against the stream," he says.
I can swim against the stream and have done so repeatedly, but I can't swim against a tidal wave," Edwards said in a phone interview.
To represent human figures the way I do, with only my imagination to recreate the movement, depth and light I'm looking for, is a bit like walking against the stream," says the artist.