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「うふふ、そうですねぇ、せっかくですから直接対決いきましょう。士織さんもステージで何かやってくださいよぉ」

What is the function of the bold と? Is it short for と言って?

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This と is "a quotation-like と" (I don't know the proper name) described in this answer. と is not just for what someone said or thought; it can broadly mark the "content" of an action. The closest English equivalent would be "like ~", but in this case "go head-to-head" might be enough. This ~と行くか is a casual/colloquial expression used when someone has decided to "go for" something. It takes a (non-suru-verb, ordinary) noun.

  • さあ、ラストスパートと行くか。
    Now, let's go for the last part.
  • 次は日本酒と行きますか。
    Okay, let's try sake next.

Of course と行く can mean "to go with [someone]", too.

  • 彼と行きたいです。
    I want to go (together) with him.
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  • ラストスパート seems to come from "last spurt", instead of "last part"?
    – Eddie Kal
    Commented Jan 2, 2022 at 0:10
  • @EddieKal TBH I'm not sure how to use "last spurt" in English... Feel free to edit.
    – naruto
    Commented Jan 4, 2022 at 7:01

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