go/swim with/against the tide


: to think or behave in a way that agrees/disagrees with how most other people think or behave.
Politically, she tends to go against the tide on her college campus.

Examples of go/swim with/against the tide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Courtesy Uniqlo Yanai can't help but swim against the tide. Time, 13 Nov. 2023 But throughout his career, Michaels has learned to swim with the tide. Stephen Battagliostaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2022 Meantime, civilians and critics, date-night viewers and arts journalists alike swim against the tide of endless streaming options. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 12 Apr. 2021

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“Go/swim with/against the tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%2Fswim%20with%2Fagainst%20the%20tide. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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