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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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
directly; head to head. I think we need to face this threat head on. Let's be proactive not reactive!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.