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English definition of “in the teeth of sth”

in the teeth of sth

If something happens or is done in the teeth of difficulties, the difficulties cause problems but do not stop it: The road was built in the teeth of fierce opposition from the public.Connecting words which express a contrast
(Definition of in the teeth of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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