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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Some of the praise City get is OTT but Liverpool are doing a fantastic job to keep going toe-to-toe with them.
Holt admits that he was still proud of his men for going toe-to-toe with the big boys.
After going toe-to-toe with their foes through four sets, Cha Behag, Ara Galang and Aby Marano sparked a massive rally in the deciding set to finally pull off the victory.
"It was two teams going toe-to-toe and giving their all and it took a great strike to win the game," Bowyer said.
It was a high-ollie contest and he was going toe-to-toe with Jo Jo Tershay Close but no cigar.
"It's going to be a really good game, two very good sides, two hard-working sides going toe-to-toe and we know what is at stake."
A one-day game or Twenty/20, yes, but the truly great Ashes matches are all about two well-matched sides going toe-to-toe over five days.
The South Korean electronics company has gotten embroiled in patent litigation, recently going toe-to-toe with chip manufacturer ...
Not for the fainthearted the weekly task of going toe-to-toe with some of the toughest men in the sport.
UP ON THE MARGOT ROBBIE GOING toe-to-toe with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street the Aussie newcomer, right, makes quite an impression.
ON THE UP MARGOT ROBBIE GOING toe-to-toe with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street the Aussie newcomer, right, makes quite an impression.
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The incident escalated, with 30-year-old Robinson going toe-to-toe with, among others, National Security Council Director Colin Powell.
GARETH SOUTHGATE has claimed he has proved his managerial credentials by going toe-to-toe with Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Rafa Benitez.