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) Closely encountering (a thing or situation).
    Finally, there I was, face to face with death.

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