toe-to-toe


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toe-to-toe

adv
in one-to-one combat or in direct competition: there aren't many fighters willing to go toe-to-toe with him.
adj
(of battles, confrontations, or contests) involving two people or groups fighting with or competing against each other: a toe-to-toe battle.
n
a fight, confrontation, or contest between two people or groups

toe′-to-toe′



adj.
1. being in direct confrontation.
adv.
2. in a position of direct confrontation: slugging it out toe-to-toe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.toe-to-toe - in close combat or at close quarters; "they fought toe-to-toe for the nomination"
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