Definition of head to head in US English:

head to head

phrase

  • In open, direct conflict or competition.

    ‘the governor and the senator went head to head in a spontaneous debate’
    • ‘The competition consists of the school teams going head to head in a mock trial with a real judge acting as adjudicator.’
    • ‘Surprisingly, he was very willing to just run head to head with the other horse.’
    • ‘Given the recent high price of opium, it's difficult to compete head to head with any other crop.’
    • ‘Even though it is not competing head to head, it is taking passengers.’
    • ‘So recently, these two teams, her team and my team, went head to head, and my team lost.’
    • ‘Provinces go head to head in fundraising competitions to raise money for investment projects.’
    • ‘The veteran and the newcomer go head to head in a defining election for Australia.’
    • ‘Next week 65-year-old Brian will try to keep the roof over his head when he goes head to head with the council.’
    • ‘He said smaller stores can't compete head to head with the big retailers when it comes to selection and prices.’
    • ‘In what other sport can an intermediate level athlete compete head to head with the world's best?’