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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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LEEDS Rhinos boss Brian McDermott has broken with tradition by announcing his Challenge Cup final team at the start of Wembley week.
2 Wisden has broken with tradition and put a photo on the cover for the first time.
Recognizing this cultural divide, the UK label association has broken with tradition by combining its Annual Meeting, not with a golf competition, but with a visit to the publicly-funded Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), where a standard Nilpeter press is being used to experiment various kinds of smart packaging and labeling.
It is the second time this season the Manchester United boss has broken with tradition to protect his star striker, having kept him out of the September meeting with former club Everton to save the 25-year-old from inevitable abuse about his personal life.
Organisers have broken with tradition by opting for a mountain-top finish on Mont Ventoux for the penultimate stage, rather than the usual time trial.
CMS has broken with tradition by starting assembly before completion of the underground cavern, taking advantage of a spacious surface assembly hall to preassemble and pretest the detector's components and systems.
TOUGH taskmaster Stuart Pearce has broken with tradition and given his Manchester City players Christmas Day off.