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Swim against the current

Also, swim against the stream or tide . Go against prevailing opinion or thought, as in I’m voting for him even if that is swimming against the current . Shakespeare used a similar metaphor in 2 Henry IV (5:2): “You must now speak Sir John Falstaff fair, which swims against your stream.” For the antonym, see swim with the tide


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