put/stick/raise one's head above the parapet

idiom

British, informal
: to do or say something one thinks is important even though it may have bad results
I'll put my head above the parapet to defend him.

Dictionary Entries Near put/stick/raise one's head above the parapet

put (something) to (good) use

put/stick/raise one's head above the parapet

put/stick that in your pipe and smoke it

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“Put/stick/raise one's head above the parapet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%2Fstick%2Fraise%20one%27s%20head%20above%20the%20parapet. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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