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English definition of “be staring at sth”

be staring at sth

If you are staring at a bad situation or problem, you know you must experience it or deal with it very soon: By late in the first half United were staring at a seven-goal deficit and almost certain defeat.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of be staring at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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