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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Shaun Maloney says Scotland ARE making progress and shouldn't fear going toe to toe with our World Cup rivals.
Two excellent sides, both with smart managers and attacking mentalities, going toe to toe for 90 minutes.
It's more of an exhibition fight and officially there will be no winners or losers but we'll still both be going toe to toe.
That was Haile Gebrselassie going toe to toe with Paul Tergat, Michael Johnson, Jonathan Edwards, but this did edge ahead of it.
Kiyonari chased down runaway championship leader Troy Bayliss in the opening race to claim his maiden victory before going toe to toe with, and beating, his Japanese countryman and 11-year veteran Noriyuki Haga in race two.
AFTER five months going toe to toe in their quest for the all-weather jockeys' championship, Joe Fanning and Luke Morris will slug it out for the final time today when their battle reaches its climax at Wolverhampton's evening meeting, writes Lewis Porteous
However, Morrison stubbornly refused to give up on his dream of going toe to toe with the samba superstars.