swim\ against\ the\ current


swim\ against\ the\ current
• (swim) against the current
• (swim) against the stream
v. phr.
To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream.

The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming against the stream.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • swim against the current — or[swim against the stream] {v. phr.} To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. * /The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming against the stream./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swim against the current — or[swim against the stream] {v. phr.} To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. * /The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming against the stream./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • against\ the\ current — • (swim) against the current • (swim) against the stream v. phr. To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swim\ against\ the\ stream — • (swim) against the current • (swim) against the stream v. phr. To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming… …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • against the current — or[against the stream] See: SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • against the current — or[against the stream] See: SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swim against the stream — phrasal : to move counter to or work against the prevailing or popular current (as in religion or politics) …   Useful english dictionary

  • against\ the\ stream — • (swim) against the current • (swim) against the stream v. phr. To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming… …   Словарь американских идиом