come face to face with (someone or something)

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come face to face with (someone or something)

To confront or encounter someone or something directly. I had been trying to avoid my math teacher, but then I came face to face with her in the cafeteria. Training for a marathon has forced me to come face to face with my physical limitations.
See also: come, face