pocket of resistance

pocket of resistance

Fig. a small group of people who resist change or domination. The accounting department seems to be a pocket of resistance when it comes to automating.
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Summary: Yemeni pro-government forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, took control of another district in southern Abyan province Monday after a battle with Houthi rebels that killed dozens, driving out the final pocket of resistance in the province, security and military officials said.
ANDY MURRAY met just one pocket of resistance as he eased into the third round - dropping only a tennis ball on the way.
Forces loyal to Libya's ruling National Transitional Council are now moving more tanks into the centre of Sirte to try to crush the last pocket of resistance by loyalists of ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi in his home town.
The Nafusa mountain range in western Libya, close to Tunisia, has emerged in recent days as a more troublesome pocket of resistance to Gaddafi forces.
Jack and Vera, his personal pocket of resistance, are living gods of TV.
We've had some close calls, particularly when we went forward and got caught up in a pocket of resistance near Basra.
The assault wipes out the last known pocket of resistance in Kandahar City by Al Qaida fighters loyal to the collapsed Taliban and Osama Bin Laden.
One can read almost all of The Shape of a Pocket without realizing that one is part of a pocket of resistance, except perhaps against the far less e ngaging styles of criticism that dominate the field.
Afghanistan still has a significant pocket of resistance to the Taliban in the north, while there are tribal fissures within the movement.
But when it comes to having a flutter on Elite league speedway, there is a pocket of resistance in the Black Country intent on forcing the bookies to choke on their pre-season odds.
Just as the bosses thought they had snuffed out one pocket of resistance, along would come another group of crack pensioner letter-writers taking them to task for their miserable penny-pinching policies.