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buck the trend

To develop in an unexpected, surprising, or unforeseen way, especially in a way that contradicts recent history. Typically used in reference to financial matters. Although property values in our city are down overall, one neighborhood is bucking the trend and still getting fair market value.
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on trend

Adhering to what is currently trendy or fashionable. Ooh, that design is so on-trend—I love it!
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trend toward (something)

To show a gradual and general inclination or tendency toward something. With an increasing number of companies competing for customers' business, the industry has been trending toward more consumer-friendly practices. Media outlets continue to trend toward an online-only presence as the print industry becomes less and less relevant.
See also: toward, trend
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

trend toward something

to move gradually toward something. Fashions are trending toward the gaudy and flamboyant. Attitudes are trending toward the more conservative.
See also: toward, trend
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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