stick (one's) head above the parapet

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stick (one's) head above the parapet

To state or defend opinions that may be considered controversial in spite of the risk of receiving unfavorable reactions from others. Thank goodness that someone is willing to stick their head above the parapet and drew customers' attention to the deceitful practices of these corporations. Several senators stuck their heads above the parapet and defended the legislation against their own party.
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I will stick my head above the parapet and make a prediction.
Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid - depending on how long Diego Simeone stays - are so much better right now and I will stick my head above the parapet and say Mourinho won't win the Champions League with Chelsea.
I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past.
My company continues to compete for public sector work, so I regret that I choose not to stick my head above the parapet and speak publicly.
Coun McGee, who chairs Prudhoe Town Council, said: "I've had to stick my head above the parapet, but I'm entitled to do this.
I was prepared to stick my head above the parapet because everyone is terrified to speak up and become a voice in the wilderness.
I wish there was some way in which my words could get out there and do their work, without me having to stick my head above the parapet.
My opinion, so freely expressed, is usually against the popular and easy stance of the other contributors but at least I am brave enough to stick my head above the parapet.