against the grain

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Definition of against the grain

: different from what is normal or usual It takes courage to go against the grain and stand up for what you believe in.

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“Against the grain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/against%20the%20grain. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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