Definition of Fly in the face of

1. Verb. Go against. "This action flies in the face of the agreement"

Exact synonyms: Fly In The Teeth Of
Generic synonyms: Break, Go Against, Violate



Definition of Fly in the face of

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fly In The Face Of

fly biscuit
fly blind
fly blister
fly box
fly boxes
fly bridge
fly by
fly by the seat of one's pants
fly casting
fly contact
fly fishing
fly front
fly high
fly honeysuckle
fly in the face of (current term)
fly in the ointment
fly in the teeth of
fly into a rage
fly like a rock
fly low
fly off
fly off the handle
fly on
fly on the wall
fly open
fly orchid
fly out
fly out of the traps
fly outs

Literary usage of Fly in the face of

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Fly In the, Face of Danger (Щ. (To). To act rashly, and throw away good opportunities ... Fly In the Face of Providence Fly Open (To). To open suddenly, as, ..."

2. Burke, Select Works by Edmund Burke (1881)
"fly in the face of all magistracy, to fire churches, to massacre the priests of other descriptions, to pull down altars, and to make their way over the ..."

3. Revised Record of the Constitutional Convention of the State of New York by William H. Steele, Charles Elliott Fitch (1900)
"I do not believe that the mayor of any city will so fly in the face of public opinion, of what is decent, of what he owes to himself, of what he owes to the ..."

4. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1848)
"to marry a bankrupt, and fly in the face of duty and fortune ! What humiliation and fury : what pangs of sickening rage, balked ambition and love ..."

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