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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None of this will have sold him an extra plate of food or cookbook, but he continues to stick his head above the parapet and I applaud him for that.
He's 20 and that's him just being allowed to stick his head above the parapet in the Championship?
At 6ft 7in, he is the obvious man to stick his head above the parapet.
Borders ASP chairman Rick Kenney said: "We are grateful to Sam for daring to stick his head above the parapet to speak to our athletes."
I notice the feelgood factor convinced our director of loan signings to stick his head above the parapet, and he brought his traditional good luck.
When a decent, solid man - a footballer who is always prepared to stick his head above the parapet - is criticised for bringing joy into the lives of others, we really do have a skewed sense of perspective.
This fear is the biggest drive for the country, and this fear is what has made the apolitical stability-junkie stick his head above the parapet.
There's only Charlie Mann left who'll stick his head above the parapet. I'd be as bad as the rest.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again, it's time for Wor Al to stick his head above the parapet.
My father once told me that anyone who did not want to expose themselves to a coconut shy should never stick his head above the parapet.
As for Mr Lerner, is he actually going to stick his head above the parapet and speak to anyone?
Floyd Landis will stick his head above the parapet again today on the potentially race-deciding Alpe D'Huez stage in Le Tour
But Sir Rocco is right to stick his head above the parapet and prick some of the industry's pomposity.
And while most Muslim clerics have stayed silent on this, while our wider society refuses to acknowledge what these crimes are REALLY about, only Dr Taj Hargey, imam of the Oxford Islamic congregation, had the courage to stick his head above the parapet and say what happened to these girls WAS racially motivated and illustrates the deepseated hatred some Muslim men have for white women.
While the Argentinian was criticised for his remarks it was good to see him stick his head above the parapet. It was always likely to turn ugly between those two former teammates.