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in-your-face

[in-yoo r-feys] /ˈɪnˌyʊərˈfeɪs/
adjective, Informal.
1.
involving confrontation; defiant; provocative.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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Examples from the web for in-your-face
  • Even text that is bold, italicized, and underlined all at once doesn't begin to approach the in-your-face chutzpah of all caps.
  • Public information is one thing, pushing it in-your-face is something else entirely.
  • Some of his concepts have a confrontational, in-your-face shock value.
  • But that is not the main reason that the announced results resound as not only false, but as egregiously in-your-face false.
  • She's the one with the striking corn rows but no in-your-face glitz.
  • They endure in-your-face barking rants in the middle of the night or are startled awake by the routine hacking of hairballs.
  • But the in-your-face hedonistic glamour seemed out of tune with the current mood.
  • He even had harsh words for the color scheme: in-your-face white.
British Dictionary definitions for in-your-face

in-your-face

adjective
1.
(slang) aggressive and confrontational: provocative in-your-face activism
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Slang definitions & phrases for in-your-face

in-your-face

adjective

Confrontational; hostile; impudent; sassy: We're just playing in-your-face football, and we feel we can stand up to anybody/ verbal mud-wallowing that proudly wears its in-your-face machismo smut/ takes its title from ''Seasons in the Sun,'' which is as in-your-face as it gets (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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