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Idiom of the week – Go toe-to-toe

Posted by englishlessons on January 25, 2012

Definition:

go/stand fight or argue (with someone)

Examples:

The politician went toe-to-toe with his opponent in the debate.
Those two companies are going toe-to-toe in the market for tablet computers.

Picture it:

Think of two opponents standing close together, facing each other, toe-to-toe in a confrontation.

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