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 told Norton he has sometimes received criticism for his views, adding: "I have stuck my head above the parapet a couple of times.
I stuck my head above the parapet and publicly stated a target of 25 medals," he said.
Clarissa said: "Ever since I stuck my head above the parapet and made it known I was a supporter of Countryside Alliance and field sports, I have been receiving threats.