Bucks the system - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
buck the system (redirected from bucks the system)
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!
References in periodicals archive
Vindication is sweet, especially when a wrongfully accused defendant, in this case David Daleiden, bucks the system
rather than accept a plea bargain.
Patricia Cornwell may have patented the persona of the doughty heroine who bucks the system
My husband calls me someone who bucks the system
,'' she reveals.