- in the close presence of or facing each other: face-to-face customer service, standing face-to-face
- in direct confrontation: come face-to-face with the issues, fight the enemy face-to-face
an occasion of two people meeting or confronting each other in person
Being in the presence of another; facing: a face-to-face discussion.
adverbalso face to face
In person; directly: would rather talk face-to-face than negotiate over the telephone.
- A meeting, especially a meeting between two people conducted in person as opposed to a meeting conducted at a distance through technology.
- In one another's presence.
- While physically present.
- (idiomatic) in person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.
- He sounds intimidating over the phone, but if you meet him face to face you will find he is a friendly enough fellow.
- It can be implemented face-to-face in the classroom or virtually.
- Sales representative outsourcing is a great way to keep your own, small sales team busy with face-to-face current and potential customers while leaving the dirty work (cold calling) to a sales team at another location.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help: If you're stumped and need face-to-face advice or assistance in choosing new wardrobe pieces, don't be shy about going into a men's clothing store and seeking out a salesperson.
- The majority of infant adoptions involve the birth parents, who often select the adoptive parents for their child through either a review of a portfolio, a face-to-face meeting between the two parties, or both.
- Along with the clinical program, the Quick Weight Loss Centers offer a home version of their program for people whose lives are too busy to accommodate coming in to the center for face-to-face consultation.