Значение идиомы against the grain

[against the grain] {adv. phr.} 1. Across rather than with the direction of the fibers.

He sandpapered the wood against the grain.

2. So as to annoy or trouble, or to cause anger or dislike.

– Usually follows “go”.

His coarse and rude ways went against the grain with me.

It went against the grain with him to have to listen to her gossip.

Compare: RUB THE WRONG WAY.


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