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à contre-courantagainst the grainRate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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à l'encontre deagainstRate it:

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

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem perduellionisto charge a person with treason (hostile conduct against the state generally).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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against all oddsDespite seemingly insurmountable opposition or probability.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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against the collarIn a tight spot.Rate it:

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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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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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against the run of playContrary to the flow of the game.Rate it:

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against the worldTogether; as a group, unit, or couple.Rate it:

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ah! vous m’en direz tant!1. Well, that alters the case! 2. Ah! now I understand, why did you not say so at first? 3. There’s no going against such a reason as that.Rate it:

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

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aliquid abhorret a meis moribus (opp. insitum [atque innatum] est animo or in animo alicuius)something is contrary to my moral sense, goes against my principles.Rate it:

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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

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appellare tribunos plebis (in aliqua re a praetore) (Liv. 2. 55)to appeal to the plebeian tribunes against a praetor's decision.Rate it:

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argue downTo campaign against a proposition or vote.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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ask the questionTo make an appeal to the umpire against the batsman.Rate it:

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at cross purposesAgainst one another; contrary in direction or goals.Rate it:

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at the mercy ofIn the power of; defenceless/defenseless against.Rate it:

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bank upTo press a mound of something against something else.Rate it:

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bank upTo make a mound to guard against something.Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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be up againstTo be challenged by someone or something stronger than oneself.Rate it:

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bear offTo remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything.Rate it:

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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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Below the BeltSomething cruel, hurtful or unfair and considered against the rules of a true sportsmanship spiritRate it:

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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.Rate it:

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blow uponTo inform against.Rate it:

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break backTo win a game having lost a service game, or during a tiebreak, to win a point against the serve having lost a point while serving.Rate it:

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bring up againstTo cause someone to have to solve a problem or deal with an issue.Rate it:

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buck the trendTo go against the norm or the current stand of the main population; have a differing opinion from the majority.Rate it:

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Can't Fight City HallThe under authority person cannot do anything against an administrative system, there is no way to win the struggle against official procedureRate it:

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caput parieti impingereto strike one's head against the wall.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo prepare to defend against an attack.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clock inTo be measured at.Rate it:

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clock inTo begin work.Rate it:

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