face to face with (someone or something)

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face to face with (someone or something)

Directly confronted with or encountering someone or something. When the phrase refers to a person, it can be literal. 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: face
References in classic literature ?
Seeing her, he found himself face to face with one of the pictures of his daydream of family life.
A little earlier than usual next morning Trent was at his office in the City, prepared for the worst, and in less than half an hour he found himself face to face with one of those crises known to most great financiers at some time or other during their lives.
In his primitive brain revolved various fiendish plans for a revenge that he would not have the courage to put into effect when the test came and he stood face to face with one of the dominant race.
Servant maidens were fond of carrying her out to look at the hens and chickens, or to see if any cherries could be shaken down in the orchard; and the small boys and girls approached her slowly, with cautious movement and steady gaze, like little dogs face to face with one of their own kind, till attraction had reached the point at which the soft lips were put out for a kiss.
The battle was now in array and they stood face to face with one another, Agamemnon ever pressing forward in his eagerness to be ahead of all others.
She has spoken about coming face to face with one of her tormentors in Asda on This Morning.
YOUNG patients at Alder Hey Hospital had their dreams come true, as they came face to face with one of their favourite Disney characters.
THE mother of a Hillsborough victim comes face to face with one of the former police officers accused of lying about the disaster.
REBECCA Evans came face to face with one of her youngest fans during a visit to a Dogs Trust centre.
JOHN BISHOP'S GORILLA ADVENTURE ITV, 9pm Comedian John Bishop is journeying to the jungles of Rwanda to come face to face with one of the most endangered animals on Earth - the mountain gorilla.
ITV Wales, 9pm Comedian John Bishop is journeying to the jungles of Rwanda to come face to face with one of the most endangered animals on Earth - the mountain gorilla.
Hindi na niya inulit 'yung kanyang [plano na] maging senatoriable when we were already face to face with one another, Aguirre said.
Once, my puny teenage frame ended up face to face with one of the scariest humans - a Geordie - I've met before or since.
It's the perfect home for a ghost, Polly imagines, and as a voracious reader of fantasy novels she'd love nothing more than to come face to face with one.
He's so bad at it, he can't come face to face with one of them without wanting to hit something.