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You and I need to have a head-to-head.

(私たちは協議する必要がある。)
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  • head-to-head=「面と向かって、直接対決の」という意味(competing directly with another person or group/in open, direct conflict or competition )で形容詞、副詞として使われることが多いが、ここでは名詞として使って「協議」(a conversation, confrontation, or contest between two parties ※confrontation:対決、対面/a situation, meeting, programme, etc. in which two people discuss something directly with each other, especially in order to see which person seems the best)という意味になっている。
    • Courier companies are going head-to-head with the Post Office. ※courier:宅配便業者
    • The governor and the senator went head to head in a spontaneous debate. ※senator:上院議員
    • They are set to meet head-to-head in next week's final.
    • The product will go head-to-head (= compete directly) with the current brand leader.
    • The two brothers went at it head-to-head.
    • It was a head-to-head contest all the way.
    • The two stores are in head-to-head competition.
    • The two teams go head-to-head on Sunday.
    • The two teams will compete head-to-head for the championship.
    • He'll go head-to-head with his toughest opponent in the upcoming debate. ※opponent:(競技議論ゲームなどの)対抗者、相手、敵
    • Two of the best known names in the industry took part in a televised head to head last night.
    • I reviewed my advantages: I was lighter, and faster; in fact, in any head-to-head contest he could never defeat me, but...(Adair, Tom (Intro), THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES (1993))
    • Google and Apple to go head to head over 'smart' TVs (※タイムリーなニュース見出し)



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