fly in the teeth of
phrasal see fly in the face of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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\ 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

  • in the teeth of — phrasal 1. : in or into direct contact or collision with : so as directly to confront or be confronted with headed north in the teeth of the steadily rising gale N.R.Raine in the teeth of conditions to drive a normal actor crazy Kenneth Tynan 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Creatures in The Sword of Truth — In the fictional universe of Terry Goodkind s The Sword of Truth series, there are a number of magical or non magical creatures, many of which are dangerous.DragonDragons in The Sword of Truth series have magic. It is believed that dragons use… …   Wikipedia

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