a voice crying in the wilderness
/ɐ vˈɔɪs kɹˈaɪɪŋ ɪnðə wˈɪldɚnəs/
someone who expresses an opinion that others ignore or do not like
against the grain
/ɐɡˈɛnst ðə ɡɹˈeɪn/
used to refer to something that is done in a way that is contrary to the usual customs, conventions, or the natural direction
a law unto oneself
/ɐ lˈɔː ˌʌntʊ wʌnsˈɛlf/
someone who does not behave according to rules or expectations of society
beyond the pale
/bɪjˌɑːnd ðə pˈeɪl/
(of a person's words or actions) not according to what is considered acceptable or polite
to break the mold
/bɹˈeɪk ðə mˈoʊld/
to act so differently that it changes traditional or previous methods or approaches
to cross the / a line
/kɹˈɔs ðɪ ɐ lˈaɪn/
to show a behavior that is unacceptable or improper
out of bounds
/ˌaʊɾəv bˈaʊndz/
beyond the limits of acceptable behavior
to step / be out of line
/stˈɛp ɔːɹ biː ˌaʊɾəv lˈaɪn/
to act in a way that is not in accordance with rules or socially accepted behavior
sacred cow
/sˈeɪkɹəd kˈaʊ/
something such as tradition, idea, system, etc. that everyone respects or accepts without questioning
line in the sand
/lˈaɪn ɪnðə sˈænd/
a limit that makes clear what is considered right or accepted and what is not
to break every rule in the book
/bɹˈeɪk ˈɛvɹi ɹˈuːl ɪnðə bˈʊk/
to behave in a manner that is in contrast to the standards of a particular place
the done thing
/ðə dˈʌn θˈɪŋ/
the socially accepted or expected behavior or action in a particular situation
herd mentality
/hˈɜːd mɛntˈælɪɾi/
a person's natural tendency or urge to conform to the standards or the behavior of others in a particular group or society
to swim / go against the tide / stream
/swˈɪm ɡˌoʊ ɐɡˈɛnst ðə tˈaɪd stɹˈiːm/
to do or think the exact opposite of what most people are doing or thinking
to play the game
/plˈeɪ ðə ɡˈeɪm/
to do things according to the rules, customs, or in the way that is expected of one in order to achieve profit or success
to go rogue
/ɡˌoʊ ɹˈoʊɡ/
to start behaving in a manner that ignores the expectations of society or an authority
to overstep the mark / line
/ˌoʊvɚstˈɛp ðə mˈɑːɹk lˈaɪn/
to act in a way that goes beyond the limits of what is allowed or accepted
Langeek no picture


You've reviewed all the words in this lesson!

Upgrade to premium

In order to continue your learning process you must upgrade to the premium plan