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against the grainTo 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.Rate it:

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against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.Rate it:

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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:

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avoir un grainto be crazy, to be strangely behavedRate it:

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avoir un grain de folieTo be a little cracked.Rate it:

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Go Against the GrainAnnoying people by saying or doing something in an unusual way, to arouse anger in someone by going against his willRate it:

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go against the grainTo defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.Rate it:

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grain of saltA bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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Take With a Grain of SaltTo be in a doubt about something; not to believe entirelyRate it:

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tel grain, tel painWhat you sow, you must mow.Rate it:

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there's a grain of truth in every jokeWhenever a person is joking, he/she is actually disguising thoughts and emotions, either subconsciously or deliberately.Rate it:

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veillez au grainKeep a sharp look-out.Rate it:

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with a grain of saltWith a bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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à contre-courantagainst the grainRate it:

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à rebrousse poilAgainst the grain; (To rub) the wrong way.Rate it:

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adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain.Rate it:

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aliquid a sensibus meis abhorretsomething offends my instincts, goes against the grain.Rate it:

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cum grano salisWith a grain of salt; with a bit of common sense and skepticism.Rate it:

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granaryA fertile, grain-growing region.Rate it:

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granaryA storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed.Rate it:

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toda brincadeira tem um fundo de verdadethere's a grain of truth in every jokeRate it:

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White Lightnin,Illegally Brewed, High-Percentage/Grain Alcohol Spirits, Whiskey, Moonshine Liquor, Surrepticously Distributed by 'BootleggersRate it:

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не по нутруagainst the grainRate it:

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