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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 Learners 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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