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eyeball-to-eyeball

[ahy-bawl-tuh-ahy-bawl, -too-] /ˈaɪˌbɔl təˈaɪˌbɔl, -tu-/
adjective, adverb
1.
close or direct and often hostile; face-to-face:
an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • It's certainly far from the perceived glamor and danger of eyeball-to-eyeball brinkmanship between great powers.
  • You're eyeball-to-eyeball with the gulls and cormorants.

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