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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She said Gordon was scared to complain about one senior officer because "his, and many others', experiences were that if anyone in Strathclyde Police stuck their head above the parapet, it was blown off".
SKYBET have stuck their head above the parapet - and they know full well they are going to get filled in.