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go head to head

To face someone else in a one-on-one matchup or comparison. I'm going head to head against last year's spelling bee champion—of course I'm nervous!
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go head to head

COMMON If two people, teams or organizations go head to head, they compete directly with each other. Two teams with three wins out of three go head to head at Kingsholm. As the two candidates go head to head for the White House, we look at some global issues that a president cannot ignore. Note: Verbs such as compete or be are sometimes used instead of go. Some Mexican businessmen fear they will lose out when they compete head to head with their US counterparts. Note: You can also talk about a head-to-head battle or competition. American Airlines is in a desperate head-to-head battle for custom with British Airways. As top athletes, we should be running against each other whenever possible. Head-to-head competition makes our sport what it is. Note: A competition between two people or two teams can be called a head to head. If I win this game, I'll be playing him in a head to head. Note: This expression is used mainly in talking about business and sport. Compare with head-to-head.
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THEY'VE long been rivals on the pitch in international rugby, and Buy As You View staff from Wales and England went head to head in a charity rugby match to raise more than PS1,500 for Velindre Cancer Centre.
Buy As You View staff went head to head in a charity rugby match to raise more than PS1,500 for Velindre Cancer Centre
Summary: Katie Price went head to head with TV presenter Kim Woodburn in a bushtucker trial on I'm a Celebrity.
Deadwood star McShane and Laurie, who stars in medical drama House, went head to head for best lead actor in a drama but lost out to James Spader who stars in Living TV's Boston Legal.
Three of the Desperate Housewives stars went head to head in the best actress in a comedy category, with the award eventually going to an emotional Huffman.
Another Lindstrom protege, sophomore RHP Lauren Nydam of Village Christian of Sun Valley, went head to head against Kalish last week, and the teams fought to a 13-inning, scoreless tie.
It got beat in the ratings last week when it went head to head with NBC's ``Friends,'' and faces the same challenge for its second episode tonight.
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Kobe Bryant of the Lakers and Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors, both young, athletic, superbly gifted, versatile and charismatic, both possible heirs to Michael Jordan went head to head for the first time.
BABY went head to head with IBM's Host On Demand product during testing and was selected by this software developer as the product of choice.
Boeing and Douglas went head to head in the early 1930s to create a commercial market.
They went head to head in math, science, civics, English grammar and spelling, extemporaneous speech, literature, religion and geography.
Although the two went head to head just once during the game, Ollie outscored Simmons (14 points) and outworked him on the boards.