swim\ upstream

to travel a long distance to meet with a girlfriend/boyfriend, inspired by the lengths salmon go to mate

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  • swim upstream — verb To opt for a difficult course of action when a simpler or safer alternative is available; to make an unwise decision against sound advice. I told my daughter to get her hair dyed at a salon, but she had to swim upstream and do it herself.… …   Wiktionary

  • swim — [[t]swɪ̱m[/t]] ♦♦♦ swims, swimming, swam, swum 1) VERB When you swim, you move through water by making movements with your arms and legs. She learned to swim when she was really tiny... I went round to Jonathan s to see if he wanted to go… …   English dictionary

  • swim against the current — or[swim against the stream] {v. phr.} To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. * /The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming against the stream./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swim against the current — or[swim against the stream] {v. phr.} To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. * /The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming against the stream./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • swim\ against\ the\ current — • (swim) against the current • (swim) against the stream v. phr. To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swim\ against\ the\ stream — • (swim) against the current • (swim) against the stream v. phr. To do the opposite of what most people want to do; go against the way things are happening; struggle upstream. The boy who tries to succeed today without an education is swimming… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • swim — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ evening, morning, regular ▪ long, quick ▪ How about a quick swim before breakfast? ▪ nice …   Collocations dictionary

  • upstream — adv. Upstream is used with these verbs: ↑swim …   Collocations dictionary

  • migration — migrational, adj. /muy gray sheuhn/, n. 1. the process or act of migrating. 2. a migratory movement: preparations for the migration. 3. a number or body of persons or animals migrating together. 4. Chem. a movement or change of position of atoms… …   Universalium

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