To stare in the face
Stare Stare (st[^a]r), v. t. To look earnestly at; to gaze at. [1913 Webster]

I will stare him out of his wits. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To stare in the face}, to be before the eyes, or to be undeniably evident. ``The law . . . stares them in the face whilst they are breaking it.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • stare in the face — stare (someone) in the face see ↑stare, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑face stare (someone) in the face (also chiefly US stare (someone) in the eye(s)) : to look directly into the eyes of (someone) …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare in the face — stare (you) in the face to be obvious. The answer to this problem was staring him in the face, although at first he couldn t see it …   New idioms dictionary

  • stare in the face — stare (something) in the face to deal with something directly. We have stared hatred and prejudice in the face and seen what they can do …   New idioms dictionary

  • stare in the face — {n. phr.} 1. To be about to meet or to happen to (you.) * /Grandmother became very sick and death was staring her in the face./ * /Defeat stared them in the face, but the soldiers fought on bravely./ 2. To be easy to see; be plain. * /Are you… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stare in the face — {n. phr.} 1. To be about to meet or to happen to (you.) * /Grandmother became very sick and death was staring her in the face./ * /Defeat stared them in the face, but the soldiers fought on bravely./ 2. To be easy to see; be plain. * /Are you… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stare\ in\ the\ face — n. phr. 1. To be about to meet or to happen to (you.) Grandmother became very sick and death was staring her in the face. Defeat stared them in the face, but the soldiers fought on bravely. 2. To be easy to see; be plain. Are you looking for your …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stare someone in the face — phrase if something is staring you in the face, it should be obvious to you The answer was staring me in the face. Thesaurus: to be, or to become obvious or noticeablesynonym Main entry: stare * * * be glaringly apparent or obvious the answer had …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare something in the face — phrase if you are staring something unpleasant in the face, you are close to suffering it When you’ve stared death in the face, everything after that is easy. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: stare …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare you in the face — stare (you) in the face to be obvious. The answer to this problem was staring him in the face, although at first he couldn t see it …   New idioms dictionary

  • stare something in the face — stare (something) in the face to deal with something directly. We have stared hatred and prejudice in the face and seen what they can do …   New idioms dictionary

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