against\ the\ grain
adv. phr.
1. Across rather than with the direction of the fibers (as of wood or meat).

He sandpapered the wood against the grain.

2. • go against the grain
So as to annoy or trouble, or to cause anger or dislike. - Usually follows "go".

His coarse and rude ways went against the grain with me.

It went against the grain with him to have to listen to her gossip.

Compare: rub the wrong way

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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