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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Yet again our bean counter-inchief sticks his head above the parapet, and asks us to support the team "because it helps".
STEWART MILNE rarely sticks his head above the parapet unless he really has to.
The left side, despite the injuries to skipper David Beckham and Nicky Butt, has always been Eriksson's main headache and will continue to be so until one man sticks his head above the parapet and makes it his own.
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