go against someone's grain


: to not seem right or natural to someone
It goes against his grain to question the boss's judgment.

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“Go against someone's grain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20against%20someone%27s%20grain. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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