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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"Every loss hurts but I felt we went toe-to-toe with them.
"We are happy to go toe-to-toe with anyone in the division, especially at our place, I don't think many teams fancy playing us (at the Meadow) because we've got some real energy, some real legs."
Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] Aug 20 ( ANI ): Despite Akshay Kumar starrer 'Gold' surpassing the box office collection of John Abraham's 'Satymeva Jayate' , both the films are going toe-to-toe.
The Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka are going toe-to-toe - again - in the forthcoming Cobra Kai TV series.
The Liverpool featherweight went toe-to-toe with the Commonwealth champion Jason Cunningham last weekend at the Doncaster Dome.
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.
"It's going to be a really good game, two very good sides, two hard-working sides going toe-to-toe and we know what is at stake."
| Batman and Superman will go toe-to-toe in the new Dawn of Justice film, out this month
The South Korean electronics company has gotten embroiled in patent litigation, recently going toe-to-toe with chip manufacturer ...
Fed up by the taunts he received from Timothy Bradley, the 35-year old Pacquiao has been on berserk mode in his training camp, as he went toe-to-toe with his sparring partners with no plans of holding back.
-- Two Missouri students who went toe-to-toe for 66 rounds in the annual Jackson County spelling bee aren't quite finished after event organizers ran out of words for the contest.
Summary: Politicians in Ukraine went toe-to-toe on Tuesday when a brawl broke out over a speech.
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What happens when a big bank goes toe-to-toe with the credit union?
Desert Orchid 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup Racing's grey icon finally laid to rest his Cheltenham hoodoo against all the odds in the mud and snow, slogging it out toe-to-toe with Yahoo in a race voted the greatest by Racing Post readers.