man-to-man

[ man-tuh-man ]
/ ˈmæn təˈmæn /

adjective

characterized by directness, openness, etc.; frank and personal: He had a man-to-man talk with his son about sex.

Nearby words

  1. man-of-war,
  2. man-of-war bird,
  3. man-of-war fish,
  4. man-sized,
  5. man-tailored,
  6. man-to-man defense,
  7. man-trap,
  8. man-year,
  9. man.,
  10. man. pr.

Origin of man-to-man

First recorded in 1570–80

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British Dictionary definitions for man-to-man

man-to-man

adjective

characterized by directness or candoura man-to-man discussion
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