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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The other question is - when is anyone going to have the courage to stick their head above the parapet and challenge FIFA?
Fortune favoured the brave with the promise of free textbooks on offer for those prepared to stick their head above the parapet during the session.
Who from the council will stick their head above the parapet and admit the quality of the road repair work was of the poorest standard and explain to the local ratepayers who will be covering the cost of remedial work?
Before the weekend there had not been too many people prepared to stick their head above the parapet and acclaim Brian Ashton's choice of No.10.
BET365 are the only firm to stick their head above the parapet and offer 21-20 the draw in the first match of the four-Test West Indies v India series that starts in Antigua today.
It is not easy for anyone, least of all for someone in public life such as an MP, to stick their head above the parapet and stand firm for Godly things.
I think people are just afraid to stick their head above the parapet and say 'hey, we're doing this'.
A manager can perhaps make them feel good for 10 minutes in the dressing room but once they're on the pitch that's when we find out whether they're ready for it or not; we find out who's hiding and who's ready to stick their head above the parapet."
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