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go against the stream
To act or behave in opposition or contrary to what is generally understood, assumed, practiced, or accepted. I really went against the stream when I was in college with some radical opinions, but as I've grown older I have found myself falling more in line with other people's way of thinking. I don't understand why you always have to swim against the stream instead of making things a little easier on yourself!
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go, swim, etc. with/against the ˈstream/ˈtidebehave/not behave in the same way as most other people: He’s a fashion designer who’s always swum against the stream; his work is very original. ♢ Why do you always have to go against the tide?
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