face down (someone)
to confront someone boldly, to defy someone
We decided to face down our competitors and try to stay in business.
Amazing Facts You Probably Didnt Know
Amazing Facts 11
All of the gold mined in the history of the world would more or less fit into a 20x20x20 meter cube.
A total of 165,000 tonnes of gold have been mined in human history, as of 2009.1 This is roughly equivalent to 5.3 billion troy ounces or, in terms of volume, about 8,500 cubic meters, or a 20.4m cube.