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

"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)
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