stare (someone) in the face

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Definition of stare (someone) in the face

: to look directly into the eyes of (someone) She stared me in the face and told me to leave. usually used figuratively for something that should be apparent The solution was staring me in the face.Failure was staring him in the face.They stared death in the face and didn't flinch.

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“Stare (someone) in the face.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stare%20%28someone%29%20in%20the%20face. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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