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in the teeth of

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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be on the danger list

To be so sick that one may die. Primarily heard in UK. Uncle Harry is still on the danger list, so we're going to visit him in the hospital tonight.
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be off the danger list

To have recovered from a serious illness. Primarily heard in UK. Uncle Harry is officially off the danger list! The doctors are releasing him from the hospital tonight.
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fly into the face of danger

Fig. to take great risks; to threaten or challenge danger, as if danger were a person. (This may refer to flying, as in an airplane, but not necessarily.) John plans to go bungee jumping this weekend. He really likes flying into the face of danger. Willard was not exactly the type to fly into the face of danger, but tonight was an exception, and he ordered extra-hot enchiladas.
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fraught with danger

Cliché [of something] full of something dangerous or unpleasant. The spy's trip to Russia was fraught with danger. My escape from the kidnapper was fraught with danger.
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in the teeth of

1. Straight into, confronting, as in The ship was headed in the teeth of the gale. [Late 1200s]
2. In opposition to or defiance of, as in She stuck to her position in the teeth of criticism by the board members. [Late 1700s] Also see fly in the face of.
3. Facing danger or threats, as in The tribe was in the teeth of starvation. [Early 1800s]
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in the teeth of

1 directly against (the wind). 2 in spite of or contrary to (opposition or difficulty).
2 2001 Fast Company Magazine All of these solid performances occurred in the teeth of a global economic slowdown.
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be on/off the ˈdanger list

(British English) be so ill that you may die; no longer be very ill: He’s been extremely sick, but thankfully he’s off the danger list now.
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(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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References in classic literature ?
When the day dawned sufficiently to distinguish objects, he perceived the danger that must be dogging the heels of his main party.
The peaceful night had a good effect on them all; danger, being unseen, seemed far off.
Islamabad -- Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that PML(N) has become a party of personal vested interests, which is causing loss of the country that is already engulfed in dangers .
Referencepoint's Drug Dangers series takes a factual approach to the dangers of each drug presented.
Northern Powergrid, the company which manages the network that delivers electricity to millions of homes and businesses in Hudders-field and the rest of Yorkshire, is asking them to spend five minutes reminding their children of the dangers of climbing pylons and playing near overhead power lines or substations.
The ministry said that these procedures came within its efforts to educate people about the dangers of using fireworks, and as an extension of its previous awareness campaign, called "Weapons in the hands of your child.
acute, serious, imminent dangers encountered in performing one's
Plus, there are massive implications and dangers for the firefghters who respond to these incidents.
PARENTS are being advised to make sure children are aware of the dangers of playing on frozen ponds and lakes during the cold snap.
2 : something that may cause injury or harm <Astronauts brave the dangers of space travel.
Children at College Wood Elementary School (IN) recently did just this--in scenarios designed to help them learn about dangers relating to fire and burns, falling, poisoning, choking and drowning.
The book is both an invaluable summary of the uniquely important role America plays in preserving Western Civilization and a warning of the incredible dangers the nation now faces from the twin and related evils of terrorism and illegal immigration.
He points out the dangers of loving--and the dangers of being too afraid to love:
Protecting people from the dangers of avalanches is a major goal of this research.