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head on

directly; head to head. I think we need to face this threat head on. Let's be proactive not reactive!
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head on

1. With the face or front first, as in The two bicycles collided head on. [Early 1800s]
2. In direct conflict, in open opposition, as in They decided to meet the opposition head on.
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