go against the flow

go against the flow

To do, think, and/or believe things that are different or contrary to those of the majority of people. All these kids think they are going against the flow, but they're really all dressed the same!
See also: flow, go
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With reference to the firm Hungarian position related to migration, she said she knows many European politicians who are well aware of the facts, but do not dare to go against the flow openly; at the same time, they welcome Hungary's firm stance.
Given the political power numerically insignificant religious parties have acquired, it is doubtful that a politician like Imran Khan, sympathetic as he is to the religious right, will go against the flow, and actually push through a programme to limit population growth rate.
"The reckless actions that go against the flow of improvements in inter-Korean relations are going beyond limits," Ri said.
Vehicles that go against the flow of traffic is one of the main causes of traffic accidents, Ouano said.
We are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom, go against the flow, and swim upstream with bold ideas: in fact, I would go so far to say that it is this organizational cultural identity that has made ARACO so successful," commented Eng.
For all the claims and glowing reports that Manny Pacquiao is in tip-top shape for his battle with Jeff Horn on Sunday, Dundee Kim dares to go against the flow.
They seek information less freely, act and express themselves less freely, are afraid to stand out and go against the flow.
Let's hope there will be genuine dissenters and people brave enough to go against the flow as the masses float along on the strongest current.
Not a single voice dared go against the flow. Two years into his term, the media is once again at the forefront of Al-Sisi's popularity, although this time voices of opposition, not support, are crowding the headlines.
Other reports said that the deadly stampede resulted from the reverse movement of some pilgrims who wanted to go against the flow.
In addition, the added incentive for many is that sanctions and boycotts loom if they decide to go against the flow. Every country must realize that they have a role to play in shaping this new world order, if they choose to do so.
Large smartphones are taking the market by storm like the iPhone 6 but Sony decides to go against the flow with its latest mini version of the Xperia Z3.
They are 3-4 to overcome opponents Floridsforfer AC Team fur Wien, to give them their full name, in 90 minutes of their playoff second leg today, but the best bet may be to go against the flow and anticipate a low-scoring contest.
With time and work you will be able to go against the flow in a faster way and with more strength.
"It's tough to go against the flow of money coming from the central banks," he said.