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.

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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Pegg said: "It is not surprising when decisions go against you abroad.
p be "You just hope the decisions which go against you don't have a bearing on where you finish at the end of the season.
If it's one or two go against you it's one thing, but when it's six or seven you start to think.
You do worry when that many decisions go against you," he said.
If the numbers go against you, and if the courts rule against you, do not--repeat, do not--concede.
You're always going to have some calls go against you on the road.