go against

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go against (someone or something)

1. To oppose, disagree with, or compete against someone or something. I can't take money from a charity like that, it goes against all of my core principles. You'll be going against a state champion in the next match, so you'll have to give it everything you've got!
2. To be or signal a disadvantage or undesired outcome for someone or something. The senator's uncouth comments are certain to go against him in his re-election campaign. Though we thought we had an airtight legal argument, but the court case ultimately went against us.
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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.
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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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Daily Messenger also learnt that opposition can go against two names like ND Khan and Syed Murtaza Wahab, therefore in meeting Nasir Aslam Zahid was in contemplation for next caretaker Chief Minister of Sindh because opposition can't go against him.
Moyes said: "Andy works hard for everyone, but maybe he needs to remonstrate a bit more when decisions go against him. Saying nothing is obviously not working.
He works hard for everyone but maybe he needs to remonstrate a bit more when decisions go against him. Saying nothing is obviously not working."
I don't think he realises but it doesn't matter what he puts to the vote at the minute, it will go against him. His own MPs, his advisers, the voters, everybody is against him.
But he is entitled to feel outraged by the latest case to go against him.