go against

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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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He works hard for everyone but maybe he needs to remonstrate a bit more when decisions go against him.
I don't think he realises but it doesn't matter what he puts to the vote at the minute, it will go against him.
It was one of the best learning experiences to watch him and go against him in practice,'' Cohen said.
He simply didn't have anything to fall back on if the judgement were to go against him.