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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But by sticking her head above the parapet, she ended up being picked by Alex to leave the show.
Dorries is yet another high-profile Tory woman who was subjected to a tirade of puerile, double entendres from True Blue male back-benchers for sticking her head above the parapet.
Allies of Ms Rice say there would be no gain for her at this stage in sticking her head above the parapet. The FT on Dec.
"That is what she is like, she has never been afraid to risk something by sticking her head above the parapet." Jo, from Leamington, has firmly thrust herself into the limelight, a tactic which could lead to her being told you're fired' by Sir Alan.
Barbara Willis-Brown is "sticking her head above the parapet over political correctness" to organise a St George's Day to remember on Sunday, April 23.