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in your face

1. interjection 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!
2. adjective Overtly aggressive, especially in an attempt to garner attention, interest, etc. Typically hyphenated. I don't think an in-your-face advertising campaign will work in this case. We need something more subtle. People hate buying cars because the salespeople are way too in-your-face. Nancy's in-your-face attitude will serve her well in the business world.
See also: face




COMMON If someone or something is in-your-face or in-yer-face, they are direct and forceful, in a way that might shock or offend some people. She was a lively, in-your-face woman who was sometimes too honest for her own good. This is one of the most in-yer-face movies of the year.


mod. confrontational. Fred is just an in-your-face kind of guy. He means no harm.
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Before then they go to in-yer-face Millwall on Saturday, who have an impressive record at home.
A pencil's width longer than a Range Rover and easily as in-yer-face as the biggest-grilled Audis, the new Levante is not a car to be easily ignored.
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He's not a 12-round fighter and I've proven on numerous occasions that I finish fights strongly - round seven to round 12 I'm ferocious, big, strong, in-yer-face, bullish, I push you back and hit you hard, and if you're fading you're heading for the canvas.
Matt and Tim presented a sketch comedy in Unity Theatre's bar, which Robert was invited to see, and this led to an experiment - the creation of a devised show which was honed through writing with an anarchic, comic, in-yer-face edge.
Wallace herself should take credit for redressing the critical invisibility David Greig suffered in the first part of his career, which began in the early 1990s but, as she observes, was probably obscured by the pervasiveness of the In-Yer-Face label.
We have to listen to the kids," oft spoken by Stephen Daldry, the artistic director for the Royal Court Theatre during much of the 1990s, became one of the dominant philosophies for a sweeping theatrical movement in Britain known as In-Yer-Face theatre (Sierz, "Outrage").
He's an in-yer-face kind of cricketer, and I like that about him.
The relationship with Jessie is pure fiction gold, setting the scene for riots of in-yer-face confrontations in novels to come.
Both are in-yer-face fighters who love to wear down their rivals, but whereas Curran has great experience, Cope has the unbeaten record.
5) According to Sierz, Kane was "the quintessential in-yer-face writer of the decade.
They guys favour the louder in-yer-face side of the musical spectrum or alternative rock, post punk as the guys call it.
They got a lock on style, relevant lyrics, and an in-yer-face delivery.
That they reached the 2008 Uefa Cup final was extremely encouraging and Walter Smith will stand by his 4-5-1 in-yer-face approach that so riled opposition coaches during that season.
More global perspective will be served up lecture-style by British critic Aleks Sierz, author of In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today.