go against the flow

go against the flow

To do, think, and/or believe things that are different or contrary to those of the majority of people. All these kids think they are going against the flow, but they're really all dressed the same!
See also: flow
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Other reports said that the deadly stampede resulted from the reverse movement of some pilgrims who wanted to go against the flow.
In addition, the added incentive for many is that sanctions and boycotts loom if they decide to go against the flow.
Large smartphones are taking the market by storm like the iPhone 6 but Sony decides to go against the flow with its latest mini version of the Xperia Z3.
They are 3-4 to overcome opponents Floridsforfer AC Team fur Wien, to give them their full name, in 90 minutes of their playoff second leg today, but the best bet may be to go against the flow and anticipate a low-scoring contest.
It's tough to go against the flow of money coming from the central banks," he said.
And at a time when Qatari women working in the construction sector here was unheard of, Sheikha Athba bint Thamer al Thani dared to go against the flow, entered the world of Qatar's booming construction industry, and has never looked back since.
Anastasiades had shown during the 2004 referendum that he had the mettle to go against the flow and take an unpopular stand he thought was right for the country, disregarding the political cost he would suffer by telling people what they did not want to hear.
At that point, it would have been difficult to go against the flow back to the lobby.
If you are struggling to master this season's looks, then let your rage turn into rebellion and go against the flow.
As a group, we are continuing to go against the flow and are expecting to end the current financial year pounds 1m over target, at approximately pounds 17m.
Two cars soon after decided that, since the traffic wasn't moving in the direction they wanted to go, they'd just turnaround and go against the flow.
Trying to go against the flow, could leave you feeling empty.
Still, it's hard to go against the flow of having a good time, and everyone - from the set designer (John Lee Beatty) to the choreographer (Arthur Faria) to cast and crew - should be commended for making sure the audience does.
I, like many others, am inclined to keep an open mind and be ready to listen even to the opinions of those who go against the flow.
Whereas I'm a bit eccentric and always tend to go against the flow, he was a calming influence, very considered and methodical, always arranging and organising things and it was him that organised the trip to Bali.