American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An event, especially a confrontation, that forces an issue to a conclusion.
- n. Games The laying down of the players' cards face up to determine the winner of the pot in poker.
- n. The final battle between two nemeses, in which there can be but one victor
- n. The final round in a poker match, where the all remaining players' cards have to be put down on the table and shown
- n. a hostile disagreement face-to-face
- From show + down. (Wiktionary)
“Chelsea's loss to Liverpool this month means the game can no longer be seen as the title showdown Carlo Ancelotti had been hoping, but with Arsenal in such close pursuit United can ill afford to drop points anywhere.”
“What will help is that United's next two opponents both have to win although, following the confused display at the Emirates last Sunday, Ferguson will also demand a response ahead of the title showdown as he guards against the danger that this evening's contest will be regarded as a procession - especially against a side who scored five goals against Inter Milan in the San Siro in the quarter-finals.”
“Wenger was asked whether it made things more special to effectively be in a title showdown with Ferguson's United.”
“Ivanovic and Carvalho will miss the title showdown with Manchester United over Easter and they will remain doubts for the FA Cup final, should Chelsea beat Aston Villa in the semi-final a week later.”
“Reid is practising ahead of his title showdown against champion Tom "Kong" Watson in May.”
“Birkirkara started the title showdown in great fashion, completely overcoming Flyers Depiro II who looked quite unsettled during the first set.”
“Britain's last F1 World Champion Damon Hill is confident Lewis Hamilton can cope with the pressure going into the title showdown in Brazil.”
“Lewis Hamilton heads into the title showdown with a seven-point advantage in the Drivers ”
“Go back a year ago when Dick Cheney traveled to the Middle East to turn attention to what we call the showdown with Iraq, many of the Arab nations, the leaders, said they viewed the Palestinian as much more of a threat in the Middle East than Saddam Hussein.”
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