go against someone's grain

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go against someone's grain

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : 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

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

grain play
  1. : a single small hard seed

  2. : a seed or fruit of a cereal grass : caryopsis

  3. : 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

  2. : to form into grains : granulate

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


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