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man-to-man

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishman-to-manˌman-to-ˈman adjective [only before noun] informal  1 TALK TO somebodyif two men have a man-to-man talk, they discuss something in an honest direct way2 playing a sport in such a way that one person on your team tries to stay close to one person on the other teamman-to-man adverb You two need to discuss this man-to-man.
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man-to-manSo I strode up there to have this man-to-man chat with Nick.man-to-man defenseBlue said the team is exciting to watch, in part, because they play man-to-man defense.From what I could see Fairclough played as a form of sweeper with a man-to-man job in Wegerle.It's always man-to-man stuff with them.In 1959, at their man-to-man talks at Camp David, Eisenhower and Khrushchev admitted this to each other.
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