go against someone's grain

Definition of go against someone's grain

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a single small hard seed

    :  a seed or fruit of a cereal grass :  caryopsis

    :  the seeds or fruits of various food plants including the cereal grasses and in commercial and statutory usage other plants (such as the soybean)

  1. :  ingrain

    :  to form into grains :  granulate

    :  to paint in imitation of the grain of wood or stone

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