[face-to-face] {adv. phr.} 1. With your face looking toward theface of another person; each facing the other.

Turning a corner, hefound himself face-to-face with a policeman.

The two teams for thespelling bee stood face-to-face on opposite sides of the classroom.

The church and the school stand face-to-face across the street.

2.In the presence of another or others.

She was thrilled to meet thePresident face-to-face.

I have heard about him, but I never methim face-to-face.

Compare: IN PERSON. 3. To the point where you mustdo something. - Used with "with".

The solution of the first problembrought him face-to-face with a second problem.

Compare: UP AGAINST.