run against
phrasal 1. to meet suddenly or unexpectedly 2. to work or take effect unfavorably to ; disfavor, oppose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • against the grain — {adv. phr.} 1. Across rather than with the direction of the fibers (as of wood or meat). * /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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • against the stream — against (or with) the stream against (or with) the prevailing view or tendency a world in which the demand for quality does not run against the stream …   Useful english dictionary

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