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buck the trend

To develop in an unexpected, surprising, or unforeseen way, especially in a way that contradicts recent history. Typically used in reference to financial matters. Although property values in our city are down overall, one neighborhood is bucking the trend and still getting fair market value.
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However, the Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Montbeliarde and Meuse Rhine Issel (MRI) bucked the trend with higher production rates, while the Montbeliardes also increased fat and protein production by 25kg to 475kg with an average milk yield of 6,620kg.
Managing partner James Mattin said: "We are seeing a huge demand for both offices and retail units and we have bucked the trend by adapting our available office space to meet demand."
And, despite the wider economic malaise, Mr Watson-James said lettings in the last year bucked the trend.
Set in the 1950s, the drama chronicles how Thatcher (brilliantly played by Andrea Riseborough) bucked the trend by wanting to become an MP.
The Caribbean representative team bucked the trend of modest scores at Coolidge with a shower of sixes, primarily from unheralded duo Andre Fletcher and Kieron Pollard.
TEESSIDE builder Rok has bucked the trend of a poor-performing construction industry by announcing strong interim results today.
The adoption of English for science in Korea suggests Japan may have been wise to have bucked the trend for so long.
The price of heavy oils, however bucked the trend with low sulphur-content fuel oils rising dramatically from euro 237.82/tonne to 248.02 and high-sulphur content fuel oil showed a slight increase from euro 199.58/tonne on May 9 to euro 200.55.
Ernie Els, a class act who has always had course management skills way beyond his years, is the only twentysomething to have bucked the trend. The Big Easy won in 1999.
In late August, MetLife bucked the trend of life insurers dumping their major "trophy" real estate holdings by acquiring the Sears Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in North America.
Some markets bucked the trend and witnessed vacancy drops, including Boston (6.2 percent from 7.1 percent), Los Angeles (11.5 percent from 14.21 percent), and Toronto (10.40 percent from 11.91 percent).
Results of PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY'S latest quarterly survey show that rates dropped more sharply in the South Central and Western regions, while the Northeast bucked the trend and achieved a four-point increase in average hourly rates - mainly for machine sizes under 300 tons.
That view was endorsed by the director of the National Institutes of Health, Harold Varmus, who bucked the trend among federal officials by telling a congressional committee March 5 that human cloning might be acceptable in the case of infertile couples who desire genetically related offspring.
However one concept that has bucked the trend is the 5:2 plan, with an army of devotees claiming successful slimming and health results.
Lung cancer has bucked the trend over falling cancer mortality.