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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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A RARE Edward VIII gold sovereign has gone on display showing how the monarch broke with tradition - by demanding his profile faced in the wrong direction.
Football is usually tucked away on minor channels, but broadcasters broke with tradition to screen the Manchester derby a fortnight ago and sat back for the plaudits to roll in.
The Ashington and District Male Voice Choir broke with tradition by holding its festive concert in the Northumberland town's Holy Sepulchre Church for the first time, instead of at Ashington Community High School.
US billionaire Bill Gates broke with tradition yesterday when he collected an honorary degree at Cambridge University in an open-necked shirt.
HUNDREDS of people helped make Nuneaton Carnival a huge success yesterday after the colourful pageant broke with tradition.
It is clear Mr Davies hasn't got his facts right by stating I broke with tradition by making my maiden speech to Parliament 'controversial'.
Twenty years ago, Petrek broke with tradition by examining quality-of-life issues among women affected by breast cancer.
HUNTERS BOG TROTTERS broke with tradition by winning the Scottish cross country relay title for the first time at Cumbernauld.
Since President Bush in 2001 broke with tradition set by the Clinton administration and decided not to sign a gay pride proclamation for the month of June, federal agencies have been handling the issue individually--with mixed results.
For example, in the 19th century, Henry Ossawa Tanner broke with tradition and became the first artist to create non-stereotypical black portraits.
FERMANAGH boss Malachy O'Rourke broke with tradition yesterday and named his starting team early for Sunday's historic Ulster final clash with Armagh.
Governors broke with tradition two years ago to open the sixth form to girls.