swim upstream

swim upstream

To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others. When I was in college, I really swam upstream with some radical opinions, but as I've grown older, I've found myself falling more in line with others. I don't understand why you always have to swim upstream instead of making things a little easier on yourself!
See also: swim
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So, if, after being caught, they are released back into the river their chances of being able to complete their dangerous swim upstream to spawn will, at best be seriously reduced.
Visitors can watch salmon swim upstream to spawn, or charter boats to drift along the mighty Sacramento River under the world-renowned Sundial Bridge.
Two flyfishing groups had sought a court order barring Fish and Wildlife from releasing more than 360,000 smolts in the McKenzie until the state found a way to limit to 10 percent the proportion of hatchery salmon that swim upstream and spawn with wild salmon.
The name appears to be a symbolic nod to the persevering fish renowned for its ability to swim upstream.
Lately you're worrying about things that are not in your control and unless you start to go with the flow a little more instead of constantly trying to swim upstream you get to your destination.
Lately youre worrying about things that are not in your control and unless you start to go with the flow a little more instead of constantly trying to swim upstream you will not get to your destination.
Lately worrying about things that are not in your control and unless you start to go with the flow a little more instead of constantly trying to swim upstream you will not get to your destination.
CALL MY GEMINI LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0723 LATELY you're worrying about things not in your control and unless you start to go with the flow more instead of constantly trying to swim upstream you get to your destination.
Some states have independent, or quasi independent, commissions, while others rely directly on legislatures to decide not only congressional boundaries but also ones for state offices--often the political spawning grounds for those who eventually swim upstream to D.
David Edwell, Environment Agency Wales area manager, said: "As well as making the area safer, the work has helped anglers and wildlife by making it easier for fish to swim upstream.
It is this type of "cluelessness" that just makes it tougher to swim upstream.
Due to the flood dolphins can slip in the canals and may even travel downstream Sukkur and Kotri, which would be a disaster, especially because after the water level goes back to normal they would not be able to swim upstream," said famous environmentalist and IUCN official, Tahir Qureshi.
They gather near the falls at this time of year to catch the fish, which swim upstream in their millions to spawn between two lakes in Brooks River.
We had to go against the current, swim upstream," the coach said.
Hur Koser previously discovered that hydrodynamic interactions between the bacteria and the current align them in a way that allows them to swim upstream.