in the teeth of
phrasal 1. in or into direct contact or collision with <
sailing in the teeth of a hurricane — Current Biography
>
2. in direct opposition to <
rule had…been imposed by conquest in the teeth of obstinate resistance — A. J. Toynbee
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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