eyeball to eyeball


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eyeball to eyeball

In direct contact; face to face or eye to eye. I had been trying to avoid my math teacher, but then I came eyeball to eyeball with her in the cafeteria. Only when I was eyeball to eyeball with Tim and we were screaming in each other's faces did I realize how much we needed to break up. Society is about to come eyeball to eyeball with a whole new set of problems brought on by technology.
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eyeball-to-eyeball

Fig. face-to-face and often very close; in person. They approached each other eyeball-to-eyeball and frowned. Let's talk more when we are eyeball-to-eyeball.

eyeball to eyeball

Face to face; especially, about to begin a conflict. For example, We are eyeball to eyeball with the enemy, or In the playoffs we go eyeball to eyeball with the Yankees, or In the first debate our candidate's going eyeball to eyeball with his opponent. This term was originally used only in a military context but later entered civilian language, particularly in political or sports confrontations. [Colloquial; c. 1950]
See also: eyeball

eyeball to eyeball

JOURNALISM
If two people are eyeball to eyeball, they are facing each other and are very close, usually while arguing or threatening each other. Stam went eyeball to eyeball with the linesman and can count himself lucky to have escaped a red card. Note: Eyeball-to-eyeball can also be used before a noun. It was a tough negotiation that led to eyeball-to-eyeball confrontations with union leaders.
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eyeball to eyeball

face to face with someone, especially in an aggressive way.
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ˌeyeball to ˈeyeball (with somebody)

(informal) standing very close, facing one another, for example in a fight: The two men stood eyeball to eyeball, shouting insults at each other.
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eyeball to eyeball

mod. face to face. Let’s talk more when we are eyeball to eyeball.
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The eyeball to eyeball confrontation in Depsang Valley comes soon after the beheading of an Indian soldier on India's western front against Pakistan.
As tension escalates near the line of actual control (LoAC) in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir over Chinese troops squatting on Indian territory, the armies of two countries were likely to make another attempt to avoid an eyeball to eyeball confrontation.
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Just days later, a purple-faced 70-year-old Scotsman addicted to chewing gum was going eyeball to eyeball with a floppy-haired Italian almost half his age on a chilly night in Manchester in front of more than 47,000 people.
The problem here is that the rest of us were left with the impression that, as Dean Rusk described the resolution of the missile crisis, "we were eyeball to eyeball and the other side blinked"--when the truth was that both sides had blinked.
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After a first half where he had a player sent off and a penalty appeal turned down, Grant snapped and went eyeball to eyeball with Kevin Friend after marching onto the pitch to confront the referee.
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