idiom: 'go toe-to-toe with' ?

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idiom: 'go toe-to-toe with' ?

Postby nuni » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:53 pm

Dear All,

Can you help me with the meaning of this idiom: 'go toe-to-toe with' in this sentence:

"So looking back, it's impossible to separate the decision to buy Dow Jones from the decision to go toe-to-toe with CNBC."

Thank you for your help~

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Re: idiom: 'go toe-to-toe with' ?

Postby hermit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:20 am

hi nuni - "to go toe to toe with" means to confront and fight with someone. here
the confrontation over a business deal will no doubt be taken to the conference table,
not the boxing arena.


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