go mano a mano


: to compete against each other
Tomorrow night the candidates (will) go mano a mano in the first of two debates.

Examples of go mano a mano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans go mano a mano in the Russo brothers’ globetrotting 2022 espionage thriller. Los Angeles Times, 22 July 2022 The two go mano a mano for the most part, offering a range of subs for different missions, numbers of passengers and seat layouts. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 11 Feb. 2022 The two will go mano a mano the day after Thanksgiving in the fifth playing of The Match, a 12-hole faceoff at The Wynn Golf Club on the Las Vegas Strip. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021 Director Adam Wingard sure does love seeing movie icons go mano a mano. Clark Collis, EW.com, 31 Mar. 2021 Then the campaign asked Blanchard to go mano a mano with Donald Trump Jr. on WLUC-TV in Marquette. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 28 Oct. 2020 So here’s an easy potato salad whose piquancy is assertive enough to go mano a mano with the rich taste of the ribeye, and yet filled with enough indulgent flavors of its own to deserve a place on the plate. Beth Segal, cleveland, 29 June 2020 See More

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“Go mano a mano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20mano%20a%20mano. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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