make the grade
reach the desired standard – informal
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against the grain
contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something
This phrase alludes to the fact that wood is easier to cut along the line of the grain than across or against it.
a grain of mustard seed
a small thing capable of vast development
Black mustard seed grows to a great height. In Matthew 13 : 31 – 2, it is stated that mustard seed indeed is the least of all seeds. But when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs.
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