Recently, when I googled “going against the grain,” this is what first appeared: “When you make life more difficult by acting against the wishes of others.” I was surprised by this Urban Dictionary definition of the expression because of the negative connotation.
What does it mean by going against the grain?
When you tell someone that he is going against the grain, you mean that he is doing the exact opposite of what he normally does. He is not doing what is expected of him.
What does grain mean urban?
Bradford City Centre Design Guide, Supplementary Planning Document, published in 2006, defines grain as: The complexity and coarseness of an urban area. Fine grained areas have a large number of different buildings and closely spaces streets.
What is an example of going against the grain?
Example Sentences It is against the grain for me to tackle dishonest people. It goes against the grain to accept that she is going to change her bad behavior with others. Sometimes we must take steps that go against the grain. Carol is always loyal, and it went against the grain for her to become disloyal.
Where does the expression go against the grain come from?
The term appears in the play Coriolanus, written in 1607 by William Shakespeare: “… Preoccupied with what you rather must do / Than what you should, made you against the grain / To voice him consul: lay the fault on us.” However, going against the grain is thought to be even older than this.
What does brushing against the grain mean?
If you say that an idea or action goes against the grain, you mean that it is very difficult for you to accept it or do it, because it conflicts with your previous ideas, beliefs, or principles.
What does it mean to drink against the grain?
: different from what is normal or usual It takes courage to go against the grain and stand up for what you believe in.
How much is a grain in medicine?
Grain, unit of weight equal to 0.065 gram, or 1/7,000 pound avoirdupois. One of the earliest units of common measure and the smallest, it is a uniform unit in the avoirdupois, apothecaries, and troy systems.
How do you shave with the grain?
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How often should you shave your pubes?
So, shaving or trimming your pubic hair once every 1 to 4 weeks is the optimal option. The exact frequency comes down to your personal preference and your manscaping style. That being said, if you need to shave less often, go hairless using a depilatory cream, wax, or laser hair removal.
Should you brush your hair against the grain?
A: Combing with the grain will help lift your hairs and properly distribute product in your hair from root to end. Combing against the grain helps lift any tangled hair the human eye cant see.
Is a grain 60 or 65 mg?
For example, the dosage of a standard 325 mg tablet of aspirin is sometimes given as 5 grains. In that example the grain is approximated to 65 mg, though the grain can also be approximated to 60 mg, depending on the medication and manufacturer.
What is 1 grain equal to in MG?
60 mg 1 gr. = 60 mg (less than 1 gr.)
Do you shave up or down?
You must shave in the downwards direction as it protects you from getting razor burns or ingrown hair. Although shaving against the grain can undoubtedly give you a closer shave, it is not something you must follow if you have sensitive skin.
Who put a bee in her bonnet?
This term is first found in a translation of Virgils Aeneid, rendered by the Scott Alexander Douglas in the mid-1500s: “Quhat bern be thou in bed with heid full of beis?” By the late 1700s, the idiom evolved into have a bee in ones bonnet, as evinced in Reverend Philip Doddridges Letters: “He has, as the Scotch call ...