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
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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.
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.
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.
And at a time when Qatari women working in the construction sector here was unheard of, Sheikha Athba bint Thamer al Thani dared to go against the flow, entered the world of Qatar's booming construction industry, and has never looked back since.
Anastasiades had shown during the 2004 referendum that he had the mettle to go against the flow and take an unpopular stand he thought was right for the country, disregarding the political cost he would suffer by telling people what they did not want to hear.
But in that excitement to go against the flow, they conveniently forget the dead-wood and other obstacles they encounter mid-stream which eventually will have more relevance than the surging water they are obsessed with.
At that point, it would have been difficult to go against the flow back to the lobby.