toe-to-toe

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toe-to-toe

A direct conflict between two people or groups, 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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NEIL McCANN has vowed Dundee will go toe to toe with Celtic tomorrow night in search of a win.
We were never going to go toe to toe with Manchester City - teams have done that this season and conceded six, seven and eight," Newcastle goalkeeper Elliot (pictured below) explained.
England, the grand slam champions, are targeting a first victory in the fixture since 2006, a barren spell spanning 12 Tests, and Jones insists that standing toe to toe with opponents who view the game as "chess with steroids" is the path to defeat.
Shaun Maloney says Scotland ARE making progress and shouldn't fear going toe to toe with our World Cup rivals.
Robinson said: "We've got to match the French pack toe to toe, it's where, in my opinion, the game's going to be won and lost.
Next month's event will be the 16th since April, 2008 when eight heavyweights went toe to toe and Davies thinks he can be the first to lift the trophy with three straight knock outs.
They'd gone toe to toe with Chelsea in a League Cup match and looked the business.
Paul Smith went toe to toe with Philly in a spar to promote Morris' testicular cancer awareness campaign and charity www.
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.
TOE To Toe Promotions present seven boxing matches and four mixed martial arts bouts on their Clash of the Titans show at the Millennium Nightclub, Teesside Park this Friday.
In case anyone doubts that among the reasons for picking a military man was to stick it to Villaraigosa, board member Mike Lansing remarked with unbecoming glee that they had found someone who ``could go toe to toe with the mayor.
com; Boulder City, NV), a small company that currently specializes in tubeless tires for bicycles, golf cars and wheelbarrows, has developed a polyurethane auto tire that it claims can go toe to toe with rubber.
It sets up in a balanced formation toe to toe, with two tight ends and three backs aligned behind the QB [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 1 OMITTED]).
I must have entered a catatonic state, because the next thing I recall was blinking my eyes and finding myself toe to toe with the first camper.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The wildly successful Toe to Toe, a benefit for ODC Dance Commons (http://odcdance.