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Meaning of toe-to-toe

toe-to-toe

Pronunciation: (tō'tu-tō'), [key]
— adj.
  1. being in direct confrontation or opposition.
—adv.
  1. in a position or attitude of direct confrontation: slugging it out toe-to-toe.
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