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toe-to-toe

adverb

Synonyms of toe-to-toe

in direct confrontation or competition
  • mom-and-pop grocery stores are usually wildly outmatched when they go toe-to-toe with large chain stores

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The first known use of toe-to-toe was circa 1942

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“Toe-to-toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/toe-to-toe. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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