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.
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.
Or the necessity for the authorities to make an example of him with a fine for his flagrant breach of etiquette - consider the example he sets every day.
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.
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.
35 percent consider it a breach of etiquette not to rinse off before entering the pool - although 80 percent confess to not always doing so.
The breach of etiquette might have been acceptable had he proposed solutions.
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).
I don't know what he was hunting but he apparently broke wind and realised the suit allowed his breach of etiquette to pass undetected.
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