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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It was a breach of etiquette, of course, but oftentimes wage- earning girls waived formalities in matters of this kind.
Am I correct in first stating that in mixed company -- i.e., when one does not know for sure what others who are present believe -- one should always refrain from discussing religion and politics, and that doing so is actually a breach of etiquette?
Yes, it's a breach of etiquette - but so is stealing 10 yards to take a throw-in or wasting time to run down the clock.
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 Rules of Golf back then were not very clear about a serious breach of etiquette.
Then they have to put all artifice aside (another breach of etiquette) and tell you, honestly, truly, if you have too many sequins on.
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. The player is taking away the right of others to play their hands accordingly.
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.
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