One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency.‘a world in which the demand for quality does not run against the stream’
- ‘They've swum against the stream to generate and rebuild a living piece of community.’
- ‘At times he swims against the stream, quite bravely and honestly; at other moments he goes ‘with the flow,’ reinforcing popular prejudices and even backwardness.’
- ‘They cannot help but drift with the stream of success-oriented culture, however unwilling they may be.’
- ‘Of course, it isn't the first time that Livingstone has swum against the stream.’
- ‘The conception that a Marxist party has to swim against the stream and to fight against the prevailing forms of consciousness is entirely anathema to them.’
- ‘I'm going to swim against the stream here and say I don't really understand the fuss about visual quality.’
- ‘I had gotten to the point where I felt like I was rowing against the stream.’
- ‘He was a quick-witted, well-meaning man who went with the stream instead of having the vision and strength of judgment to stand out against it.’
- ‘New Zealand will follow a contrary course and move against the stream if this legislation is passed.’
- ‘In conclusion, the challenge of the day is to go against the stream.’
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