face down (someone)
to confront someone boldly, to defy someone
We decided to face down our competitors and try to stay in business.
Home Makeover Ideas
Know When To Save or Splurge
This sofa with its supreme comfort, rich color and fabric, and clean lines is definitely a forever piece, so it was worth spending a little more money on. The honeycomb mirror over the fireplace was an inexpensive piece bought at a chain store.