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What does "against the grain" mean?

Vocabulary Word: against the grain

1. Definition (expr.) different than what everyone else does, unique

Examples Punk rock music is often about going against the grain.

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2. Definition (expr.) opposite of the normal way or opinion

Examples To be a vegetarian in Poland is really going against the grain.

Examples I like Bernie Sanders as a politician because his views are really against the grain.

Examples You have to go against the grain if you want to succeed in the music industry.

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