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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He needs support from five of the 209 FIFA members, and it will be a brave national association sticking their head above the parapet.
Bookmaker reaction to the victory was somewhat subdued with only Paddy Power sticking their head above the parapet and offering 25-1 about the five-year-old.
After Steven Fletcher's midweek hat-trick it's no surprise to see bookies fearing the striker (left) with only Betfred sticking their head above the parapet to offer 11/2 for him to net first.