eyeball-to-eyeball
adverb or adjective Date: 1962 face-to-face

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • eyeball to eyeball — (of a discussion, confrontation, diplomacy, etc) at close quarters, dealing with matters very frankly and firmly (also eye to eye) • • • Main Entry: ↑eye * * * eyeball to eyeball mainly journalism phrase very close together and looking at each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eyeball-to-eyeball — if you are eyeball to eyeball with an enemy or someone that you are arguing with, you deal with them in a direct way. The public wants to see an eyeball to eyeball confrontation between the two party leaders. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • eyeball to eyeball — If you are eyeball to eyeball with an enemy or rival, you confront or face them down them directly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • eyeball to eyeball — ► eyeball to eyeball face to face with someone, especially in an aggressive way. Main Entry: ↑eyeball …   English terms dictionary

  • eyeball to eyeball — if you are eyeball to eyeball with an enemy or someone that you are arguing with, you deal with them in a direct way. Troops on the ground are likely to remain eyeball to eyeball for a while yet …   New idioms dictionary

  • eyeball to eyeball — mod. face to face. □ They approached each other eyeball to eyeball and frowned. □ Let’s talk more when we are eyeball to eyeball …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • eyeball to eyeball — Synonyms and related words: adversative, adverse, adversive, against the grain, against the tide, against the wind, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antithetic, antonymous, at cross purposes, at daggers, at daggers drawn, at issue, at …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eyeball-to-eyeball — /uy bawl teuh uy bawl , tooh /, adj., adv. close or direct and often hostile; face to face: an eyeball to eyeball confrontation. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • eyeball-to-eyeball —  Direct communication.  See also face to face.  ► “But top congressional Republicans expect and most congressional Democrats fear that when these eyeball to eyeball confrontations transpire, after one veto, it will be Bill Clinton who blinks,… …   American business jargon

  • eyeball-to-eyeball — /uy bawl teuh uy bawl , tooh /, adj., adv. close or direct and often hostile; face to face: an eyeball to eyeball confrontation. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • eyeball to eyeball — 1. adjective face to face 2. adverb face to face …   Wiktionary

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