English version

in the teeth of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the teeth of somethingin the teeth of somethingin spite of opposition or danger from something Permission for the development was granted in the teeth of opposition from local shopkeepers. tooth
Examples from the Corpus
in the teeth of somethingIn the teeth of enormous social sanctions, women are making their own sexual choices.In many places it advanced in the teeth of opposition.I simply do not have the manpower to make arrests in the teeth of such concerted action.Science has to cling to the available evidence even in the teeth of seeming contradiction.On stormy nights it had been exhilarating to fly in the teeth of the wind.Permission for the development was granted in the teeth of opposition from a vigorous local campaign.The state is in the teeth of the worst snowstorm in a decade.He walked right in the road in the teeth of advancing traffic and almost got hit several times.It means blind trust, in the absence of evidence, even in the teeth of evidence.For I will, if I have to - and marry you in the teeth of them all.
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