Swim against the tide meaning

What does the saying 'Swim against the tide' mean?

Idiom: Swim against the tide

Meaning: If you swim against the tide, you try to do something that is very difficult because there is a lot of opposition to you. ('Go against the tide' is an alternative form.)

Country: International English | Subject Area: Nature | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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