in your face!

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in your face

An aggressive exclamation of triumph said after one has defeated someone or proven someone wrong. Although rude, the phrase is often used jocularly, without actual hostility. You said I wouldn't make the team, and guess who's the newest member of the pitching staff? Yeah, that's right, in your face! I beat you, just as I predicted—in your face!
See also: face

in your face!

A smug or arrogant exclamation of victory or success over another person. (Can also be used with other pronouns.) Ha! In your face, John! There's no way your team can beat mine now. I told Janet I would get promoted before her. In her face!

in your face

Defiantly confrontational; also, an exclamation of contempt. For example, This show is not suitable for youngsters; its attitude about sex is in your face, or In your face, mister! This slangy expression originated in the 1970s in basketball as a phrase of contempt used against the opposing team and was extended to other areas by the mid-1980s.
See also: face