in someone's face

idiom

: in a direct way that shows anger or disrespect for someone
She laughed in his face.
He slammed the door in my face.

Examples of in someone's face in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phone chargers were said to have burned peoples' hands and legs, and exploding batteries allegedly sprayed chemicals in someone's face. Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN, 10 Sep. 2020 Laughing in someone's face can spread germs. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2014

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“In someone's face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%20face. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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