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.

Word by Word Definitions

teeth
  1. : plural oftooth


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