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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In terms of results, a number of the country's best known retailers have been sticking their heads above the parapet.
Instead of sticking their heads above the parapet when they unleash their barbs, they do so without having the courage of their convictions to be named.