fly\ in\ the\ teeth\ of

• fly in the face of
• fly in the teeth of
v. phr.
To ignore; go against; show disrespect or disregard for.

You can't fly in the face of good business rules and expect to be successful.

Floyd's friends tried to help him, but he flew in the teeth of their advice and soon became a drunkard.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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