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Difference between Be eyeball to eyeball and See eye to eye

be eyeball to eyeball

1. sit opposite each other; be face to face:

  • We’re eyeball to eyeball and I think the other fellow just blinked.

2. be in the state of defiant confrontation:

  • Once again, it seems, Mr. Rumsfeld and the defense bureaucracy are eyeball to eyeball.

see eye to eye—(often negat.) be of one mind; think alike:

  • Unfortunately he didn’t see eye to eye with his parents and there were always arguments at home.