“face to face”
Meaning 1: within each other’s presence. A face-to-face meeting, conversation etc is one where you are with another person and talking to them.
Example: She met with the boss face to face.
Meaning 2: directly facing or opposite one another. If two people are standing face to face, they are very close and are looking at each other
Example: They set face to face at the table to have their final conversation.
Meaning 3: in an open, personal meeting or confrontation. If you come face to face with something difficult, you experience it and have to deal with it.
Example:Mark is not afraid of many things. He is a very brave man. Once, when he traveled to Hawaii,he came face to face with his greatest fear: a shark attack.
This idiom can be found in the LSI textbook Speaking Transitions. This book is used at LSI schools in the level 4 Listening/Speaking classes. For more information, please visit: www.languagesystems.com