sail against the wind Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “sail against the wind” in the English Dictionary

"sail against the wind" in British English

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sail against the wind

to be ​trying to ​achieve something that is ​unlikely to ​succeed because most ​people would ​oppose it: He's ​sailing against the ​wind in his ​attempt to ​stop women ​joining the ​club.
(Definition of sail against the wind from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sail against the wind”
in Chinese (Simplified) 逆人心而动…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逆人心而動…
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“sail against the wind” in British English

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