parapet ( parapets plural )
1 n-count A parapet is a low wall along the edge of something high such as a bridge or roof.
2 If you say that someone puts their head above the parapet, you mean they take a risk. If you say they keep their head below the parapet, you mean they avoid taking a risk.
put one's head above the parapet/keep one's head below the parapet phrase V and head inflect
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