go toe-to-toe with (someone)

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go toe-to-toe with (someone)

To engage in 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.
See also: go

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.
See also: go, someone, toe
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Golf guru Butch Harmon believes Europe should go for Woosnam, former captain Bernard Gallacher reckons having Montgomerie as captain will "pull in sponsors" and keep the Ryder Cup on the front pages for the next two years, while Paul Casey diplomatically said he would "happily play for any of them." At around 5pm today the waiting will be over as the committee reveals who will be given the job of going toe to toe with US captain Corey Pavin.