head on


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head-on

1. Directly; without hesitation. I'm nervous about having to make a presentation to the entire board, but it is a challenge I will meet head-on.
2. With the front or head facing forward. It was a head-on collision—that's why my windshield is cracked.

head on

directly; head to head. I think we need to face this threat head on. Let's be proactive not reactive!
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head on

1. With the face or front first, as in The two bicycles collided head on. [Early 1800s]
2. In direct conflict, in open opposition, as in They decided to meet the opposition head on.
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An enormous moose head, with horns six feet across, faced a buffalo head on the opposite wall, while bear and tiger skins covered the polished floor.
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Scott's next project, "Head On," about an 18-year-old boy turning his back on his Greek heritage in a wild trip through the inner-city world of gay pubs and clubs, will lens in Melbourne in June and looks to have smoother sailing.
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