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go against

Oppose, be in conflict with, as in Does this legislation go against their best interest? [c. 1600] Also see against the grain.

go against

v.
1. To oppose or be in conflict with something, especially a directive or a set of beliefs: Telling such lies goes against my religious beliefs. They went against their lawyers' recommendations, and now they're in jail.
2. To decide someone or something is wrong or guilty, especially in a court of law: This case finally went against the defendants, and they had to pay a fine.
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There have been far too many decisions go against us.
Again on October 19, he reminded Catholic politicians especially that their "choices and programs cannot go against human life or the family.
He understands first down, third-down tendencies, but he's not afraid to go against what the statistics say.
Astrid touts herself as a new breed of girl, one not afraid to try anything and go against convention.
This is the only reason politicians go against the American people.
While everyone else walked away or thought, 'Why go against it?
An ABC News/Washington Post poll issued in early June found that 68 percent of Americans oppose denying communion to politicians who go against church dogma.
They] inspired me to be independent and always go against the grain if the grain was not helpful to the whole cause.
Only in Houston did the result go against gay rights; voters prohibited the city from offering same-sex domestic-partner benefits--by a slim 3% margin.
Sports players should not pray at athletic events, because the prayers may go against someone's religious beliefs (January 22 issue).
Aaron Ahearn took all that to heart and simply could not go against his conscience.
The verdict was the first in a lead paint case to go against the lead-based pigment industry in nearly 20 years of litigation across the country and is a monumental step in helping permanently abate lead paint.
p be "You just hope the decisions which go against you don't have a bearing on where you finish at the end of the season.
There was a group in between that decided to go against all our wishes and obviously go against the wishes of the organisers.
Over the course of the season you're going to get decisions where you think, 'That was a close call', but we've had six or seven go against us.