fly in the face of


fly in the face of
fly in the face of be openly at variance with (what is usual or expected).
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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 — (something) slightly formal to be the opposite of what is usual or accepted. These recommendations fly in the face of previous advice on safe limits for alcohol consumption …   New idioms dictionary

  • fly in the face of — index override Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — contradict, be opposite to    These errors fly in the face of our reputation for accuracy …   English idioms

  • fly in the face of —    If an action or statement flies in the face of something, it is completely opposite to what is usual or expected.     His style of teaching flies in the face of the school s established methods …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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 face of — verb To act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict. The new design is very edgy and certainly flies in the face of tradition …   Wiktionary