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British pronunciation/fˈeɪs tə fˈeɪs/
American pronunciation/fˈeɪs tə fˈeɪs/
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in an inevitable confrontation with an unpleasant or difficult situation

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face to face definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "face to face" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "face to face" is not precisely documented. This usage of the phrase is derived from the literal meaning of individuals being in close physical proximity and looking directly at each other during a conversation or interaction. Over time, this expression has evolved to include the concept of confronting challenging or uncomfortable situations directly, without a specific documented origin.

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within each other's presence

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directly facing each other

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They knew they had to meet face to face with their financial struggles and come up with a plan to overcome them.
Town hall meetings allowed constituents direct access to raise concerns with their elected lawmakers face to face.
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