from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by or done in a bold, defiant, or aggressive manner: in-your-face advertising; an in-your-face challenge to authority.
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- adj. aggressively or blatantly confrontational
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- adj. blatantly aggressive
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Between dogs, what I called an in-your-face—presenting oneself in front of, and very close to the face of, another dog—is effective at getting attention—but not if the dog is engaged in rollicking play with someone else.
Less recognized means include bumping, pawing, or simply orienting oneself right up in front of someone else: what I have called an in-your-face in my data of dog play behaviors.
What the audience takes in -- some ticket buyers enthusiastically, others not so, from what I could tell -- is an in-your-face belittling of part of the land's checkered past.
Both emit a "Don't b.s. me," in-your-face bluntness learned living in a state filled with no-nonsense Italians and Irish.
In an in-your-face pure punk explosion, The Mystic Knights & The Cobras were a free-for-all of music and dance where anything and everything goes that set the pit in front of the stage, and the rest of the audience, on a nonstop twenty minute frenzy.
I don't really mind this in-your-face stuff because it makes good conversation between me and my husband.
They're back on top of the AFC West, thanks to a five-game winning streak and another collapse by the Broncos (aka, the bickering Broncos, considering Brandon Marshall's in-your-face admonishment of fumbling running back Knowshon Moreno and coach Josh McDaniels 'pre-game trash talk to San Diego linebackers).
Two smashing new gay movie musicals burst off the screen with the kind of androgynous appeal and in-your-face performances reminiscent of that great Australian drag spectacle, 1994's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Now, in-your-face religious conservatives want the phrase chiseled in front of us at court, at work and in our kids' schools.
Em is just not as much in-your-face crazy as K was (and is).