buck the system

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buck the system

To rebel against, avoid, or break the rules, either those of life in general or of a specific structure or organization. Why are you trying to buck the system? Just wait in line like everyone else! You're expected to be at your desk by 8 AM, so quit bucking the system and showing up late!
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Lt-Gen David Barno called McMaster "the rarest of soldiers - one who repeatedly bucked the system and survived to join its senior ranks".
Cardiff thought they'd bucked the system by paying PS7.
JAMES FRANCO SEEMS determined to lend his quirky charisma to the biopic of every gay or bisexual man who's ever bucked the system.
Lariviere was fired because he bucked the system," Berdahl wrote in a column on these pages.
But Birmingham bucked the system with a major turnaround.
But Wallasey football club Delta Colts have bucked the system, and a shirt bearing their name can now be purchased from Runcorn to Rome -- thanks to the club's kit suppliers, `The Soccer Company'.
An unexpectedly raffish air and an atmospheric production are the hallmarks of "Evelyn," the true-life saga of an Irish father who bucked the system in 1953 to regain legal custody of his children in a groundbreaking court case.
Belle & Sebastian bucked the system when they picked up a 1999 Brit Award ahead of some of the biggest teenyboppers in the world.
His late father was originally a teacher, and his now 87-year-old mother bucked the system to become one of the first women to graduate from Vanderbilt University Law School, then becoming a divorce lawyer in Tennessee.
Still, he doesn't see the band as a group that bucked the system.
Boots has actually bucked the system in some cases, opening nondispensing pharmacies in several key locations.
He also chastises the powers-that-be for ignoring (and deep-sixing) drugs other than AZT and toasts the researchers and people infected with the AIDS virus who bucked the system and started their own community-based drug trial programs.
Nussbaum will be joined by co-host Bill Taylor, author of the New York Times bestseller Maverick's at Work for a two-day session with more than two dozen innovators who bucked the system and found their own way to innovate.
Lariviere was fired because he bucked the system," he wrote, defending Lariviere's pursuit of independent funding for the UO as well as his decision to award $5 million worth of raises to 1,300 administrators and faculty last May.
ACE J Andy always bucked the system If forcing us underachieving peasants to address him as "Sir" rocks Andy Murray's boat, then good luck to him.