head-to-head

adverb or adjective
\ ˈhed-tə-ˈhed How to pronounce head-to-head (audio) \

Definition of head-to-head

: in a direct confrontation or encounter usually between individuals

First Known Use of head-to-head

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head-to-head was in 1841

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“Head-to-head.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head-to-head. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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