Definition of “in the teeth of sth” - English Dictionary

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“in the teeth of sth” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “in the teeth of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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