in/into the teeth of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in/into the teeth of

1 : directly against (a strong wind, storm, etc.)
  • They sailed in/into the teeth of the wind.
2 : despite (something)
  • A shopping mall was built in the teeth of fierce opposition.

Word by Word Definitions

teeth
  1. : plural of tooth


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