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break with tradition

To do something in a new, different, or unique way. I'm from a family of doctors, so I really broke with tradition when I went to art school! My best friend just got engaged, and she wants to break from tradition and elope.
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Breaking with tradition and feeling you may have let your family and friends down are very difficult at any time, but especially during the holidays.
But Howard is breaking with tradition to safeguard his 5907 majority in Folkestone and Hythe.
"Jordanian women are breaking with tradition and a new culture is being established where girls are working, supporting their families and raising their overall standard of living," former Jordanian trade minister Dr.
McClard's Barbecue in Clinton's boyhood home of Hot Springs, Arkansas is breaking with tradition and changing its menu for the first time in its 76-year history.
The usually dignified Lloyd's of London waiters Danny Wild, Head Waiter Bob McGowan and Albert Smith are breaking with tradition tomorrow and donning red noses to demonstrate Lloyd's support for this year's Comic Relief campaign.
Breaking with tradition, Mike went out into the seated hacks with a microphone like one of those American chat show hosts.
For those who might consider breaking with tradition, the company says its standalone price for an archived annual meeting video Webcast with accompanying slides, speaker biographies, news releases and other material is $3,450.
Breaking with tradition in merging book with reader, Fazal Sheikh (A Sense of Common Ground, The Victor Weeps: Afghanistan) does not require that you buy his books.
One wonders, in fact, whether either Friedan or Faludi, or the many others who dismissed Schwartz's proposals, actually read her original article or the elaboration of her theories in Breaking with Tradition. Schwartz isn't telling CEOs to discriminate, she's telling them to offer choices.
A primary school on Tyneside is breaking with tradition this year by opening its doors on Christmas Day.
WHAT with TV cameras catching the opening of Parliament and women taking their place in the House of Lords this has been quite a year for breaking with tradition. On a more everyday level there are quite a few traditions I would like to see swept away.
THE flamboyant Nigel Farage annoyed Commons Speaker John Bercow by breaking with tradition and standing against him in his Buckingham seat at the General Election.
A famous cathedral is breaking with tradition by moving its giant Christmas tree.