buck the trend

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buck the trend (third-person singular simple present bucks the trend, present participle bucking the trend, simple past and past participle bucked the trend)

  1. (idiomatic) To go against the norm or the current stand of the main population; have a differing opinion from the majority.
    • 2001 May 22, Wednesday, “Re: 'There are only 500 REAL anime fans in the UK'”, in uk.media.animation.anime, Usenet[1], message-ID <-6y*A5OWo@news.chiark.greenend.org.uk>:
      Incidentally, I'm not sure you're bucking the trend so much as going along with it; FTM crossplay is getting pretty popular, although you see more women going for bishounen and visual-kei genderfucky stars than anything else.
    • 2021 November 17, Davie Carns, “Addressing the skills gap”, in RAIL, number 944, page 62:
      However, one region bucking this trend by combatting the current deficiencies in skills development while simultaneously addressing sector demand is the West Midlands.