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.

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Origin of man-to-man

First recorded in 1570–80
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man-to-man

adjective

characterized by directness or candoura man-to-man discussion
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