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.
See also: eyeball

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.
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After Souness and Taricco wound each other up and had an eyeball-to-eyeball pitch-side showdown, Hoddle claimed: "Tarry did nothing.
Their eyeball-to-eyeball clash this afternoon was, Montgomerie stated, ''good for the tour, good for the tournament - and good for two weeks' time''.
The extent of Kuchar's ills is unknown but even if he was in top shape he would have a massive task on his hands to slay Kim, who reached the final of the Volvo World Match Play in Spain last year, has proved himself in Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup eyeball-to-eyeball combat, and is a cocksure, aggressive character who revels in this format.
As the pair went eyeball-to-eyeball and threatened to take matters further, several stunned United stars jumped in to pull them apart.
The pair went eyeball-to-eyeball and there was clear contact and Poll had no hesitation in dismissing both.
And Stam was also yellow carded after going eyeball-to-eyeball with a linesman in a second half flare-up.
"Courtesy to those nuclear tests, Pakistan is able to talk eyeball-to-eyeball with India otherwise it could never have been possible," The Dawn quoted Mukhtar, as saying.
As the Goose has no course form on the Victoria course, may be feeling weary after four days of eyeball-to-eyeball matchplay, and sorry for himself for his side's defeat and a sub-standard personal effort, chances are the Golden Goose quote of 40-43 is pitched too high.
SPRINTER Darren Campbell had a furious eyeball-to-eyeball row with track legend Michael Johnson after his Olympics exit.
This is where the armed eyeball-to-eyeball conflict may take place.
Derwyn Jones is being lined up for an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with British Lions skipper Martin Johnson this summer.
GOLF fans have not had to wait long for a rematch between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson after their thrilling eyeball-to-eyeball Masters duel at the start of the month - the two best players in the world are both teeing up in this week's Quail Hollow Championship in North Carolina.
Cockerill caused upset among New Zealanders that day by provoking an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with opposite number Norm Hewitt in the centre circle.
He is capable of staging another eyeball-to-eyeball stand-off whenever it suits him.
Top TV hypnotist Paul McKenna has struck a secret deal ending an eyeball-to-eyeball clash with a rival who accused him of stealing his act.