breach of etiquette

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breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of etiquette, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of etiquette in polite company.
See also: breach, of
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Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari strongly condemned reported harassment of Pakistani diplomats and their children in New Delhi, terming it as a serious breach of etiquette.
This is what today is referred to as a serious breach of etiquette.
The incident was a major breach of etiquette as bows and handshakes are a long-standing tradition in the martial art.
MIRROR GOLF BORE CHRIS EARY WRITES: Golf is first and foremost a game of manners and unseemly behaviour on the course, such as flipping an opponent on their back, trying to bite them or raking them with sharp claws, is regarded as a Serious Breach Of Etiquette under the R&A's Rule 33-7 and should lead to immediate disqualification.
That breach of etiquette - combined with the fact that many Democrats back the Iran nuclear talks that Netanyahu derided - have led to recriminations between Israel and the centre-left party.
But Chinese Internet users were quick to lambast the president for her breach of etiquette.
For such a slight breach of etiquette, she snarled to show who was the boss
Needless to say, this breach of etiquette came to light, and was followed by outbursts of indignation.
Out-of-turn actions: When a player acts out of turn, it's a major breach of etiquette.
To the second class, those who do not know but do care, who would as soon be caught putting their knives in their mouths as splitting an infinitive but have hazy notions of what constitutes that deplorable breach of etiquette, this article is chiefly addressed.
Supporters of the monarchy saw this as a breach of etiquette -- in effect a case of biting the hand that feeds -- and as a particularly offensive move coming from an Islamist leader whose party heads up the ruling coalition.
This is one "status update" it is clearly a breach of etiquette to "like", despite the website's inbuilt encouragement to be the first to do so.
The breach of etiquette might have been acceptable had he proposed solutions.
At town hall meetings with constituents in their districts, Republicans, many of whom were elected on a fiscally conservative platform to bring down the national debt, have found out that they have made a major breach of etiquette by mentioning the M word.
The fans reacted with uproar when an embarrassed Schumacher hauled Barrichello to the top of the podium in a breach of etiquette that drew a $1 million fine for the team from the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA).
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