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Buck the trend


Contrary to popular sentiment. ‘Trend’¬† refers to normal or popular decorum or format, so to ‘buck it’ is to diverge from the norm. (Compare to Off the beaten path, March to a different drummer or Breed apart.)

“Everyone in your school has a driver’s license, but if you don’t want one, well go ahead and buck the trend.”

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