Fly in the face of




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Fly in the face of : Phrases



Meaning:

To go against accepted belief; to respond actively against danger.


Example:

The U.S. invasion of Iraq flew in the face of intelligence reports that stated Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction.


Origin:

This expression alludes to that of the hen that flies in the face of the dog or fox that attacks her.























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