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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Panaji(Goa) [India], March 3 ( ANI ): Churchill Brothers FC Goa and Mohun Bagan, one of the fierce rivals of the I-League will go toe-to-toe again in the final home fixture of the Goan outfit this season here at the Tilak Maidan on Saturday.
The Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are going toe-to-toe - again - in the forthcoming Cobra Kai TV series.
When you flip that to the All-Ireland final and you saw how Mayo went toe-to-toe with them, man-forman, and pushed right up and caused them problems, there's probably a lesson in that.
We tried to go toe-to-toe with them in midfield and I thought we matched them.
We don't want to go toe-to-toe with South Africa because that's what they want to do.
The South Korean electronics company has gotten embroiled in patent litigation, recently going toe-to-toe with chip manufacturer Nvidia at the International Trade Commission in addition to battles against Apple, Microsoft and various patent trolls.
The Desert Storm added that he felt Pacquiao has already lost his competitive fire to go toe-to-toe with his opponent and doesn't have anymore the killer instinct that made him the most fearsome boxer in the business.
Summary: Politicians in Ukraine went toe-to-toe on Tuesday when a brawl broke out over a speech.
I've seen us doing it once or twice but in general we have gone toe-to-toe with everyone.
He 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.
CYCLING: Spain's Alberto Contador stood toe-to-toe with Luxembourg's Schleck brothers on the final day in the Alps to strengthen his grip on the Tour de France's yellow jersey.
DON'T PUSH ME: McManus and Boruc look set to go toe-to-toe after the keeper's blunder yesterday
It's not there to take on tanks or go toe-to-toe in the wide-open desert like we did with the Abrams," said Sgt.
What made the first miniseries so riveting was the toe-to-toe confrontation between Darwyn and Al-Farik, between the conflicted righteous agent and the ingeniously charismatic madman.
Seattle-based Allied, which was founded by star architect, Brad Cloepfil, and may have until recently taken an address in a place like SoHo to nudge along its rising reputation, instead opted for the 5,000 s/f skylighted penthouse at 12 West 27th Street, a space whose rents were only in the high $20 per s/f range but aesthetically could stand toe-to-toe with space in the market's higher end neighborhoods.