I'm new here, and I very much expect days, weeks, months, and years of both helping and being helped in this nice English learning community. This thread, my first post, will have to fall into the latter category.
Is there a phrase or idiom that describes a situation where people show their distinctive personalities, ways of speaking and thinking and living, etc., in a social setting? A antonym for "fall into line"?
No - Jenny wants an antonym, like 'he does his own thing', 'she refuses to toe the line', 'he's one on his own', 'she's one of a kind', 'I'm an individualist'.
There must be better examples, but that's the best I can do at the moment.
Anyway, thanks to Rover for his suggestions. They are very useful in other places.
Think hard, dear friends!
Would "to remain true to oneself" work?