ADJ. final The scene was set for the final showdown. | title, World Cup, etc.
VERB + SHOWDOWN have | avoid | face, head for | force, seek He was now strong enough to force a showdown with them.
PREP. ~ against the showdown against Holland in April | ~ between the title showdown between Arsenal and United | ~ over The council is heading for a showdown over the new proposals. | ~ with Britain's World Cup showdown with Australia last month
PHRASES it comes to a showdown (= a showdown happens) Of course I'll support you if it comes to a showdown.