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toe-to-toe

[toh-tuh-toh] /ˈtoʊ təˈtoʊ/
adjective
1.
being in direct confrontation or opposition.
adverb
2.
in a position or attitude of direct confrontation:
slugging it out toe-to-toe.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for toe to toe

toe-to-toe

adverb
1.
in one-to-one combat or in direct competition: there aren't many fighters willing to go toe-to-toe with him
adjective
2.
(of battles, confrontations, or contests) involving two people or groups fighting with or competing against each other: a toe-to-toe battle
noun
3.
a fight, confrontation, or contest between two people or groups
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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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