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It goes against the grain with me.

Make sure you cut the board against the grain.

I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.
(Elijah Wood)

It goes against the grain of every commuter.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Against the grain is the only way Laird Hamilton knows how to go.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

“Mad Money” host Jim Cramer’s going against the grain when it comes to the commodity.
(CNBC, )

Although she pushes against the grain of today's hyper-sexualised pop stars, you wouldn't call Lorde a freedom fighter.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

The advice I give in this area is something of a minority view and a little against the grain, but it is at least worth considering.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Not a masochist, but I do move against the grain on many negative consensus stocks, politely graded “underweight” by the Street.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

“I’ve always pretty much gone against the grain ... the type of music, the type of direction, a 'less is more' approach,” he said.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Pre-fight head-to-heads are usually feisty affairs but Billy Joe Saunders went against the grain this week by giving his opponent a warm cuddle.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The video, by Cooks Illustrated, explains how by cutting against the grain, muscle and tissue fibers are shortened making them easier to chew through.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Global death rates related to pregnancies fell by more than a third from 2000 to 2015. But the United States has gone against the grain, new data show.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

In a league awash with money where players are often branded mercenaries, Steve Bruce praised Hull City striker Dame N’Doye for going against the grain.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When Evernote launched in 2007, the economy was melting down and Evernote's business model went against the grain of pretty much everything that was being funded.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The irony of New York State’s decision to ban shale gas drilling is that it is going against the grain of the country and by extension, the Obama administration.
(Forbes - Business, )

A new show, “Mulaney,” on Fox, goes against the grain for network TV by using the traditional multicamera comedy format, shot on a stage with a studio audience.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

It took a lot of guts for Blackstone (BX) to pull the trigger on a $9 billion shopping-center deal back in 2011. But the firm has made a fortune because of going against the grain.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The reality TV queen may have been keen to show off her trim tum in the risque outfit, but went against the grain in a long winter coat as she headed to Montaigne Market in Paris on Tuesday.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

That history is one reason Intel's $16.7 billion buyout of Altera, more than twice the size of Intel's next largest deal ($7.6B for McAfee that also went against the grain in its size and market) is so significant.
(Forbes - Technology, )

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