frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.
Informal. a frank talk, especially between two persons.
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How to use heart-to-heart in a sentence
Reynolds wrote an agony column, “Susan Chester heart-to-heart Letters,” for the Brooklyn Eagle.American Dreams, 1933: Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West | Nathaniel Rich | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thought I'd wait until you were done and we could have a little heart-to-heart behind your closed door.
They had been hanging over the low balustrade, engaged in a heart-to-heart talk with two pretty Quartier brunettes.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
They had a heart-to-heart talk presently, with the result that Mark Twain was free.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
The longing for a real heart-to-heart friendship had been on one side only; that was the first, and most petrifying revelation.Flaming June | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for heart-to-heart
(esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings
an intimate conversation or discussion
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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