go toe-to-toe with (someone)

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go toe-to-toe with (someone)

To have a direct conflict with someone, possibly in close quarters. Adam is going toe-to-toe with Joe out in the schoolyard! I almost got hit with a punch as I walked by! The literary magazine is going toe-to-toe with the science club for extra funding this year.

go toe to toe with someone

mainly AMERICAN
If you go toe to toe with a person or organization, you fight, argue, or compete with them fiercely and directly. The company is still not strong enough to go toe to toe with their rivals. Note: You can also say that someone stands toe to toe with another person or organization. They do not stand toe to toe as enemies, as people sometimes think. Note: Toe to toe is used in many other structures to do with fighting, arguing or competing fiercely and directly. If this strategy didn't work, he'd just fight it out toe to toe until there was nothing left to fight with. Note: You can also use toe-to-toe before a noun. Toe-to-toe confrontations have harmed the project.
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Fergie said: "I see a man in complete control of his dressing room and building a side which is ready to go toe to toe with Celtic next weekend and potentially give the champions the fright of their lives in the title run-in.
We were never going to go toe to toe with Manchester City - teams have done that this season and conceded six, seven and eight," Newcastle goalkeeper Elliot (pictured below) explained.
We can't go toe to toe with Manchester City, if we do that then we'll get absolutely annihilated like teams have done already this season," Elliot added.
The Hammers are just not good enough to go toe to toe with this Reds team.
We don't want to go toe to toe with South Africa because that's what they want to do.
We have players right across the board who have experience and can go toe to toe with all of the top nations.
You don't need to be able to go toe to toe with the champ to call a fair fight, you just need to have a love of the sport.
However, Munroe insists he is not afraid to go toe to toe with the champion if necessary.
In case anyone doubts that among the reasons for picking a military man was to stick it to Villaraigosa, board member Mike Lansing remarked with unbecoming glee that they had found someone who ``could go toe to toe with the mayor.
com; Boulder City, NV), a small company that currently specializes in tubeless tires for bicycles, golf cars and wheelbarrows, has developed a polyurethane auto tire that it claims can go toe to toe with rubber.
We're a small creative shop but are able to go toe to toe with larger studios due to our innovative production process, creative team and investment in the right combination of tools and technology," says Chuck Peil, executive director - business development, Reel FX.
Reflecting on the game, McGrath added: "The most satisfying thing for us is to be able to go toe to toe with a team like Tipperary.
It's like we have the mentality that we don't believe that we can go toe to toe with the best teams,'' said De La Vega, who lives in the town of Los Mochis.
In fact, I'd go toe to toe with any CAD user on the advantages of thinkdesign because it's just that obvious.
NEIL McCANN has vowed Dundee will go toe to toe with Celtic tomorrow night in search of a win.