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in the teeth of (something)

1. In spite of; notwithstanding. Some people still believe vaccinations to be harmful in the teeth of thousands of scientific studies proving otherwise. In the teeth of the boss's disapproval, we decided to go forward with the project anyway.
2. When threatened by or confronted with. It's hard to be an optimist in the teeth of so much tragedy and turmoil in the news each day. The plane turned into the teeth of a horrible storm.
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in opposition (to someone or something)

Opposed or contrary to someone or something; against someone or something. The purpose of our group is to stand in opposition to the corporations planning to move in and destroy local business. Our administration is in vehement opposition to any deal that gives them access to nuclear armaments.
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in opposition (to someone or something)

against someone or something; opposing someone or something. You'll find that I'm firmly in opposition to any further expenditures. The council and the mayor are usually in opposition.
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in oppoˈsition to somebody/something


1 disagreeing strongly with somebody/something, especially with the aim of preventing something from happening: Protest marches were held in opposition to the proposed law.
2 contrasting two people or things that are very different: Leisure is usually defined in opposition to work.

(do something) in the teeth of danger, opposition, etc.

(do something) when or even though it is dangerous or people oppose it, etc: The new law was passed in the teeth of strong opposition.They crossed the Atlantic in the teeth of a force 10 wind.
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Minister said immature leaders of the opposition parties were making a hue and cry over non-issues and trying to escape their fathers from accountability process, however, the PTI government would not succumb to such tactics and cases against the corrupt would be continued till their logical end.
He said the government will not compromise on corrupt involve leaders and carry out the accountability without any opposition pressures.
Ali Mohammad saying that the opposition was in the hands of "immature leaders where seniors of both parties were seen quite.
Speaker knowing well the value of the opposition in the parliamentary politics and despite the demands of the opposition has not accepted the resignations of the opposition benches from the standing committees.
Political analysts believe that government could resolved the issues pertaining to the opposition benches by conducting probe into the Billion Tree Tsunami, Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit project, but treasury benches took it a blackmailing from the opposition benches and through these two issues they designed to get more development funds for the constituencies.
Few of the treasury benches were of the views, that the let the issues pertaining the opposition benches shouldn't be addressed earlier, the delaying tactics should be used with the opposition demands.
Joint sworn opposition of Roberto Nidera and others
While the combined opposition enjoys a lead over the PTI in the number of MNAs elected, quite a few independents and PML-Q legislators have lately joined hands with Imran Khan.
The contest however is meant to show to all and sundry that the opposition does not accept the PTI chief as PM.
The voting will reveal if the opposition is really united.
In the past, it was customary that the UAE Trademark office would accept a brief notice of opposition to start the proceeding formalities, i.e.
Whilst the brief notice of opposition remains a valid tool for the purpose of meeting the statutory deadline, brand owners and their IP lawyers will need to ensure prompt submission of detailed opposition statements explaining the merits of opposition to ensure that the UAE Trademark Office serves the opposition notice to the applicants.
It is therefore recommended that when filing an opposition proceeding, the third party must make sure that the opposition statement contains sufficient legal grounds and facts surrounding the case, and that it periodically verifies the status of the proceedings with the Trademark office to ensure it is being processed.
Starting with the PPP's refusal to vote for PML-N's Shahbaz Sharif as a joint opposition candidate for the Prime Minister's election despite an earlier agreement under which the PML-N had voted for PPP's Khursheed Shah as joint opposition candidate for Speakership the so-called grand alliance of no less than 11 opposition parties is in tatters since its formation after the July 25 general election.
If this is really so, the chances of an opposition alliance let alone a grand one at least in the near future have been nixed.