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fly into the face of danger

To do something risky, unsafe, or unwise. Of course Steve went bungee-jumping—that guy loves to fly into the face of danger. You need to make good decisions when driving, OK? No flying into the face of danger.
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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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The dogs selected for Jerry's ancestors had been the brave ones, the up-standing and out-dashing ones, who flew into the face of danger and battled and died, but who never gave ground.
Glamorous Amelia Earhart - one of the first female aviators - was fearless as she continually flew into the face of danger.
My mind hurdled time as I compared it to clouds of black smoke from exploding flak polluting the sky as airmen flew into the face of danger onboard their planes during World War II.