face to face
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See also: face-to-face
- (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.
- (by extension, idiomatic) Closely encountering (a thing or situation).
- Finally, there I was, face to face with death.