get in someone's face

get in (one's) face

To confront and provoke one, as in readiness to fight, berate, harass, or argue with them. As we left the court, reporters kept getting in my face to ask me if I was guilty. Some guy got in my face last night at the bar, so I socked him in the eye.
See also: face, get
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get in someone's face

INFORMAL
If someone gets in your face, they annoy you or act in an aggressive way towards you. Healey is a cocky little guy who likes to get in the face of an opponent. If they don't show commitment, I'll be the first one to get in their face and tell them how disappointed I am.
See also: face, get
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

get in someone’s face

in. to provoke someone; to move one’s face close and become argumentative. I know you are angry, but don’t get in my face. I had nothing to do with it.
See also: face, get
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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