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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 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)

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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'This number will increase to over 60 in the next meeting of the opposition senators on Monday,' he maintained.
Opposition parties' Rehbar Committee will decide the candidate in its session on July 11, he said.
He said the government will not compromise on corrupt involve leaders and carry out the accountability without any opposition pressures.
Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) and other opposition parties have also staged a walkout along with the PML-N.
Speaker Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, who chaired the sitting, had announced on Thursday that the treasury and opposition benches would take out a joint rally from the assembly premises in connection with the Kashmir Hour.
Why is the government not consulting the opposition over such vital issues?
A day after opposition parties staged rallies in cities across the country to mark July 25 - the first anniversary of the 2018 elections - as a black day, Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice earlier in the day regarding the roadblocks 'that were put up for opposition jalsas.'
On July 25, the joint opposition observed 'Youm-e-Siah' - the black day, by deciding to hold rallies across Pakistan, whereas the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) marked Youm-e-Tashakur' - the thanks-giving day, to commemorate party's victory in the General Elections, 2018.
Sanjrani had summoned a session on Tuesday in order for the opposition to debate on the resolution but Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Raja Zafarul Haq refused to discuss the resolution, saying that it was against the rules to discuss a no-confidence resolution in a requisitioned session.
The meeting of the opposition senators, held at the Banquette Hall of the Senate, was chaired by Opposition Leader Raja Zafarul Haq.
"No Leader of Opposition is appointed by the Speaker of the House till now, despite the largest opposition party have elected their leader," the petition stated.
She said opposition was not playing any constructive role to strengthen the economy, adding instead of supporting government in improving current economic situation, the opposition was only creating hurdles in smooth running of state affairs.
The opposition said there would be no compromise on authority given to police.
'I'd rather say na hindi opposition I'd rather say yung ang mga naasa likod niyan [Bikoy] ayaw sa adminsitrasyong ito, not necessarily opposition,' he added.
The opposition members submitted their resignation to Speaker Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani before staging a walkout from the assembly session.