face to face

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face to face ‎(not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) in person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.
    He sounds intimidating over the phone, but if you meet him face to face you will find he is a friendly enough fellow.
  2. (by extension, idiomatic) A close encounter with a thing or situation.
    Finally, there I was, face to face with death.


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