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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Parris says the Lionesses are ready to go toe to toe with the USA in tonight's semi-final in Lyon.
We go toe to toe when the (PRO14) derbies are on, but we go shoulder to shoulder when the big games come on like today," he said.
NEIL McCANN has vowed Dundee will go toe to toe with Celtic tomorrow night in search of a win.
ROB Elliot has defended Newcastle United's approach against Manchester City - insisting the Magpies risked getting "annihilated" just like other teams have been this season if they had attempted to go "toe to toe" with the runaway league leaders.
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.
Animal rights' campaigners Peta went toe to toe with the 6ft 9in fighter, branding him a "caveman" after he was snapped outside a Manchester Italian restaurant in the "awful coat".
SARACENS boss Mark McCall showered praise on his players after they went toe to toe with French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne before bowing out of this season's European Champions Cup.
CHEPSTOW: 2.00 Parish Business, 2.30 Royale Knight, 3.05 Phase Shift, 3.40 Creepy, 4.15 Annaroe, 4.50 Toe To Toe, 5.20 Le Grande Chene, 5.55 Rainy City.
AYR 2.10 Dominic Cork 2.40 Juncart 3.15 Scrafton 3.50 Rust 4.25 Secret City 5.00 Jinky 5.30 Lil Sophella 6.00 Staffhoss CHEPSTOW 2.00 Parish Business 2.30 Royale Knight 3.05 Phase Shift 3.40 Creepy 4.15 Annaroe 4.50 Toe To Toe 5.20 Le Grande Chene 5.55 Rainy City SEDGEFIELD 2.20 Marlborough House 2.50 Sacred Square 3.25 Cara Court 4.00 Mr Burgees 4.35 Perennial 5.10 Jewellery 5.40 Ethelwyn WOLVERHAMPTON 5.50 Simone On Time 6.20 Off The Pulse 6.50 Madam Midnight 7.20 Al Mukhdam 7.50 Dancing Moon 8.20 National Service
The Liverpudlian goes toe to toe with the American veteran in a rematch of their two-round clash in February at the same Echo Arena venue.
You don't need to be able to go toe to toe with the champ to call a fair fight, you just need to have a love of the sport.
AFTER five months going toe to toe in their quest for the all-weather jockeys' championship, Joe Fanning and Luke Morris will slug it out for the final time today when their battle reaches its climax at Wolverhampton's evening meeting, writes Lewis Porteous