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 ?
For my own part, now that his horrible danger is not face to face with us, it seems almost impossible to believe in it.
Mr Haigh, who took over as chief executive last May, said: "Since the financial downturn, our priority has been to focus on what's important about being a regional building society, the key features that will make a difference to us - simple, straightforward products for our members; the right presence in the region; the right branches; and making sure our members can speak face to face with us.
said: "We understand some people may feel uncomfortable discussing things face to face with us.
But nine-month-old Cole Nelson appeared to have a point to make instead when he came face to face with US president Barack Obama.
Our limits as a movement were being tested, not by the police, but by the people who had scaled the razor-wire fence to stand face to face with us and demand that we risk our freedom for theirs.
Newcastle LGBT officer PC Ross Turner said: "We understand that some people may feel uncomfortable discussing things face to face with us.
Ironically if they'd come face to face with us there's probably more we could have done for them.