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    go against the grain

    What is meant by "It will, therefore, go against the grain for the Supreme Court to fail to retain the status quo."?

    In addition, does "for" equal "because of" ?



    SOURCE:NPP Petition: Countdown to Judgement Day (Part V)
    The problem that any verdict in favour of the NPP will cause cannot be solved because it will be the bursting of an avalanche of genuine protests against the wrong decision by the Supreme Court. I am being brazen here to say that the evidence on the ground doesn’t present this petition as winnable. It will, therefore, go against the grain for the Supreme Court to fail to retain the status quo.

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    Re: go against the grain

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    What is meant by "It will, therefore, go against the grain for the Supreme Court to fail to retain the status quo."?

    In addition, does "for" equal "because of" ?



    SOURCE:NPP Petition: Countdown to Judgement Day (Part V)
    The problem that any verdict in favour of the NPP will cause cannot be solved because it will be the bursting of an avalanche of genuine protests against the wrong decision by the Supreme Court. I am being brazen here to say that the evidence on the ground doesn’t present this petition as winnable. It will, therefore, go against the grain for the Supreme Court to fail to retain the status quo.
    To "go against the grain" is to do something that is not usually done.

    "For" is difficult to define. In this case "go against the grain for the Supreme Court to...." means it would be unusual/unexpected to see the Supreme Court do that.

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