Meaning of “go against the grain” in the English Dictionary

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"go against the grain" in British English

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go against the grain

C2 If something goes against the grain, you would not usually do it because it would be unusual:

These days it goes against the grain to show too much respect for authority.

(Definition of “go against the grain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)