fly in the face or teeth of

fly in the face or teeth of
idi fly in the face or teeth of, to act in brazen defiance of:
to fly in the face of tradition[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • fly\ in\ the\ face\ of — • fly in the face of • fly in the teeth of v. phr. To ignore; go against; show disrespect or disregard for. You can t fly in the face of good business rules and expect to be successful. Floyd s friends tried to help him, but he flew in the teeth… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly in the face of — verb go against This action flies in the face of the agreement • Syn: ↑fly in the teeth of • Hypernyms: ↑violate, ↑go against, ↑break • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly in the face of — or[fly in the teeth of] {v. phr.} To ignore; go against; show disrespect or disregard for. * /You can t fly in the face of good business rules and expect to he successful./ * /Floyd s friends tried to help him, but he flew in the teeth of their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly in the face of — or[fly in the teeth of] {v. phr.} To ignore; go against; show disrespect or disregard for. * /You can t fly in the face of good business rules and expect to he successful./ * /Floyd s friends tried to help him, but he flew in the teeth of their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fly in the face of — or fly in the teeth of phrasal to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fly\ in\ the\ teeth\ of — • fly in the face of • fly in the teeth of v. phr. To ignore; go against; show disrespect or disregard for. You can t fly in the face of good business rules and expect to be successful. Floyd s friends tried to help him, but he flew in the teeth… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fly in the teeth of — verb go against This action flies in the face of the agreement • Syn: ↑fly in the face of • Hypernyms: ↑violate, ↑go against, ↑break • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly in the teeth of — phrasal see fly in the face of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fly — I [[t]flaɪ[/t]] v. flew, for11, 19, flied, flown, fly•ing, 1) to move through the air using wings 2) to be carried through the air or through space by any force or agency 3) to float or flutter in the air: flags flying in the breeze[/ex] 4) aer.… …   From formal English to slang

  • face — faceable, adj. /fays/, n., v., faced, facing. n. 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. 2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face. 3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: The child… …   Universalium

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