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in/into the teeth of

Definition of in/into the teeth of

  1. 1 :  directly against (a strong wind, storm, etc.) <They sailed in/into the teeth of the wind.>

  2. 2 :  despite (something) <A shopping mall was built in the teeth of fierce opposition.>



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teeth
  1. : plural of tooth


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