against the grain

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Contrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects

By going against the grain and going to work nude, you've made yourself a laughing stock.''.

To sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface
Unwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck

Say, you chose him / More after our commandment than as guided / By your own true affections, and that your minds, / Preoccupied with what you rather must do / Than what you should, made you against the grain / To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.''.

in opposition to the flow (of wood, meat, etc.); in opposition to what is natural
be against the grain
(deyim) Be different or to act in a way that is different from what is normal or usual
against the grain

    Silbentrennung

    a·gainst the grain

    Türkische aussprache

    ıgenst dhi greyn

    Aussprache

    /əˈgenst ᴛʜē ˈgrān/ /əˈɡɛnst ðiː ˈɡreɪn/

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