go head to head with somebody


1. compete against, or confront another person, group, or organization directly






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go head to head with a rival

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To go head to head with someone Is an idiom which means to compete against someone or competition or confrontation between two people or two groups. This expression is commonly used in sports and business to talk about opponents or direct competitors.

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  1. In the final on Sunday we'll be going head to head with one of the best teams in the country. I hope we don't get embarrassed!
  2. John and I don’t agree on anything we always end up head to head debating topics when we meet.

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  1. In the negotiations I'll be going head to head with a very shrewd operator, so I'll need to bring my A-game.
  2. It was a mistake for the company to try and go head to head with their more established competitors. They should have taken a more subtle approach to breaking into the market.

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