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heart-to-heart

[ hahrt-tuh-hahrt ]
/ ˈhɑrt təˌhɑrt /
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adjective
frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.
noun
Informal. a frank talk, especially between two persons.
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Origin of heart-to-heart

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-to-heart

heart-to-heart

adjective
(esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings
noun
an intimate conversation or discussion
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Other Idioms and Phrases with heart-to-heart

heart to heart

Candidly, sincerely, as in We need to talk heart to heart about her coming marriage. This expression is nearly always applied to a conversation of some kind. [Mid-1900s]

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