- frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.
- Informal. a frank talk, especially between two persons.
Origin of heart-to-heart
First recorded in 1865–70
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Related Wordsmatter-of-fact, straightforward, guileless, outspoken, honest, candid, blunt, naive, forthright, sympathetic, affectionate, warmhearted, welcoming, cozy, jovial, earnest, sincere, polite, hearty, cheerful
Examples from the Web for heart-to-heart
I'm aware of them; I sometimes wish I could have a heart-to-heart talk with them.The Education of Eric Lane
Do get him here, Mabel, and have a heart-to-heart talk, all three of you!Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays)
He had come to have a heart-to-heart talk with me, I learned, and I was soon on the defensive.My Life
The results of this heart-to-heart talk were not long in coming.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
After she had gone Mrs. Allan and I had a heart-to-heart talk.Anne Of Green Gables
Lucy Maud Montgomery
- (esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings
- an intimate conversation or discussion
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