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- (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, 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.