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buck the system

To rebel against, avoid, or break the rules, either those of life in general or of a specific structure or organization. Why are you trying to buck the system? Just wait in line like everyone else! You're expected to be at your desk by 8 AM, so quit bucking the system and showing up late!
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And despite fears other nations are bucking the system, she intends to put the whispers of suspicion out of her mind.
Is it contradictory to say, 'I think newcomers really add a lot, but people who come here illegally are bucking the system, showing disrespect for the law'?
Andy Murray has won our respect through relentless hard work, dedication and bucking the system.
The Oscar-winning Hollywood star, who was a '50s psycho, a '60s biker, a '70s angry rebel bucking the system and an '80s cartoonish villain with raised eyebrows and a leering smile, brings out his softer side in James L Brooks' new film.
Set in 1982 Czechoslovakia, Radim Spacek's "Walking Too Fast" is a slow-burn political thriller about a secret police lieutenant bucking the system.
Krekorian didn't become the assistant majority floor leader for the Assembly Democrats by bucking the system - he is the system every bit as much as Chris Essel.
The author rejects the feminist position that fairy tales are essentially propaganda for paternalistic values--cautionary tales teaching women the consequences of bucking the system.
Viewed either as an excuse for championing adolescent misbehavior, or a classic allegory about bucking the system in the name of human freedom and dignity, Gateway Players brought the heavyweight bout between Randall P.
For Tichy, bucking the system meant prison or a mental ward.
Independent candidates for judge have virtually no chance of bucking the system.
MEET AL AND LYDIA, two Aussie ex-pats who've been traveling the world and bucking the system for the past three decades .
Like Sara Evans, many of the women who contributed to this volume were Southern Methodists whose awakening to the evils of racism meant they paid a high price for bucking the system.
She recalls bucking the system at first, and not being ready to open up as fast as staff members wanted her to.
Q: Do you think eventually people give up bucking the system because they get worn down?
Bucking the system and putting the customer as top priority has