To face down

to put down by bold or impudent opposition.

See also: Face

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Their threats must be ignored, our leaders must make clear that they stand shoulder to shoulder with Pakistani politicians brave enough to face down this mob.
Ireland supports the measures France has tabled and it is now the collective duty of the Member States to take all reasonable steps necessary to face down this heinous threat and keep the people of Europe safe.
But mental health charity Mind is now calling on the Government and NHS England to put an end to face down restraint and provide accredited training in managing violence for frontline healthcare staff.
But mental health charity Mind is now calling on the Government and NHS England to put an end to face down restraint of people with mental health problems in healthcare settings and provide accredited training in managing violence for frontline healthcare staff.
We had to dig deep to find courage and vision and to face down anxiety and anger.
Local priest Father Karras (Jason Miller) soon realizes he is out of his depth and summons master exorcist Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) to face down the demon in the upstairs bedroom.
5 million people, of whom 89% are Catholic, Nicaragua has had to face down economic recession and the devastating after-effects of 1998 hurricane Mitch.
Gravitational therapy involves changing a patient's position from face up to face down every 12 hours, a technique that speeds recovery and reduces the cost of care, reported Wolfgang Petricek, M.