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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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We've had so many decisions go against us, and things like that are going against us at the moment.
Montrose boss George Shields said: "We've had a few go against us so I'll take it.
Gaffer George Shields said: "It was a heavily deflected goal but we've had a few go against us recently so I'll take that.
ey saw it in the rst half, but not in the second when their side were winning, and overall, it seemed all the decisions which could go against us did go against us.
The goalkeeper has tried his best but it just seemed like everything that could go against us was going against us.
It is a lot easier to have decisions to go against us.
Normally things go against us but we were fortunate to get away with it.
We got over the line but couldn't get the vital touch down and some important decisions appeared to go against us at times.
That's important to us, the semi-finals, we will be looking at them because we are up against Chelsea for that Europa League place if the results go against us, and that's still very, very tough on us.
What could go against us on the night did go against us.
We had a man sent off - which was debatable - and had a number of refereeing calls go against us.
The referee had make that splitsecond decision - a lot of the big decisions seemed go against us.
The perception is that those decisions go against us for some reason - and it's not good for us.
That's three weeks on the spin now that we have had decisions go against us and they've all been really bad decisions.
Evertonians will tell you that we are used to seeing poor decisions go against us in derby games, but Mark Clattenburg's old pals act with Liverpool's senior England players was particularly hard to stomach.