go against the tide

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go against the tide

To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others. I really went against the tide when I was in college with some radical opinions, but as I've grown older I've found myself falling more in line with others. I don't understand why you always have to go against the tide instead of making things a little easier on yourself!
See also: tide

go, swim, etc. with/against the ˈstream/ˈtide

behave/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?
See also: stream, tide
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The great designers were iconoclasts-they defied rules and traditions, or went against the tide.
The US went against the tide and was "the most isolated country at the UN over the nuclear agreement, which has been certified by the UN," he added.
LISA Keenan went against the tide by leaving her job as a cruise ship croupier to return to education and study crime and investigation.
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Hughes believes the Carling Cup is a good chance of them winning silverware this season and he went against the tide by picking a strong team, with only Micah Richards dropping out.
There have been 26 goals in the eight matches played so far this weekend and punters who went against the tide by backing 25 or more goals in this weekend's games at 5-4 with Boylesports have already collected, even though there are still two games to be played - Chelsea vs Arsenal, and Sheffield United vs Aston Villa.
But Gavin Workman went against the tide and said he wouldn't shed a tear at Ms Brady's departure.
Jane Seymour went against the tide in soft blue, while Jane Kaczmarek wore brown, and costume designer Sophie De Rakoff, the very pregnant honoree, did a big purple dinosaur imitation in a floor-length gown.
Shares in Birmingham-based industrial equipment repairer Dowding & Mills went against the tide in the City yesterday, falling 2p to 46p after weaker-than-expected annual results and downbeat assessment of prospects.
POP dinosaurs A-Ha went against the tide yesterday when they announced they were breaking up.
Proving once again it will go its own way while serving as a bellwether for the state, the San Fernando Valley went against the tide in the rest of the city to support the Oct.
While Selective is drawn low in seven with many of the other leading fancies, Stewart went against the tide by putting Colisay in stall 12.