go toe-to-toe

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go toe-to-toe

To engage in direct conflict (with someone or each other), possibly in close quarters. Adam and Joe are going toe-to-toe out in the schoolyard! I almost got hit with a punch as I walked by! The literary magazine and the science club are going toe-to-toe for extra funding this year.
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go toe to ˈtoe

(American English) fight or compete with somebody directly: I am not sure we could go toe to toe with them and win.
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The Liverpudlian goes toe to toe with the American veteran this weekend in a rematch of their two-round clash in February at the same Echo Arena venue.
The Liverpudlian goes toe to toe with the American veteran in a rematch of their two-round clash in February at the same Echo Arena venue.
BOUT OF JORDER Vlad goes toe to toe with a reporter
Jesus goes toe to toe with the forces that keep this man born blind from seeing, and Jesus defeats them ...
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Jefferies goes toe to toe with John Hughes' Bairns at Rugby Park with three points separating the sides at the bottom of the table.