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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An erudite favourite on political chat shows, Turnbull had increasingly stuck his head above the parapet in recent months, voicing his opposition to Abbott's conservative stance on gay marriage and a carbon tax.
TOMMY CRAIG has stuck his head above the parapet to get it in the neck from St Mirren's frustrated fans after the disappointing start to his reign as manager.
But he has not yet stuck his head above the parapet and, in consequence, the share price has remained static.
Scargill stuck his head above the parapet and Thatcher used him as a target in order to moderate the then excesses of trade unions.
YOU could hear the knives being sharpened across Britain as Paul Bittar stuck his head above the parapet with a lengthy interview in Sunday's Racing Post, a full two months before he takes up the post as chief executive of the BHA.
He's just stuck his head above the parapet to tell us that couples having more than two children are irresponsible and creating an unbearable burden on the Government.
Now Mr Field has stuck his head above the parapet once more - this time on the most sensitive subject in contemporary politics - immigration.
Dr Mattu stuck his head above the parapet and complained about five people being put in four bedded bays.
We asked the WRU if they could supply a potted biography of their vicechairman, but a spokesman said: "We haven't got much on him - he hasn't stuck his head above the parapet until recently.
LORENZO AMORUSO stuck his head above the parapet at half past two yesterday afternoon, waiting for the reaction.
At the Premier League's Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, chief executive Richard Scudamore again talked up the principle of clubs playing a 39th fixture in far-flung lands - while admitting he would never attempt to force the idea himself, as he is still bullet-ridden from the last time he stuck his head above the parapet.