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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It really wouldn't be good form to go against someone else's culture, would it?
I don't know if that's a fair characterization, but it does not bother me to go against someone who might be considered very powerful and very political or perhaps very wealthy.