come face to face with


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come face to face with somebody

to suddenly meet someone by chance As I was going into the restaurant, I came face to face with my ex-husband who was just leaving.
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come face to face with something

to see or experience a problem for the first time It was only after I started working for the charity that I came face to face with poverty.
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