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one-on-one

[wuhn-on-wuhn, -awn-]
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adjective
  1. consisting of or involving direct individual competition, confrontation, or communication; person-to-person: a one-on-one discussion.
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adverb
  1. in direct encounter: I'd rather settle this with her one-on-one.
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noun
  1. a meeting or confrontation between two persons.
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Idioms
  1. go one-on-one with, Sports. to play directly against (an opposing player).
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Origin of one-on-one

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70
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one-on-one

adjective
  1. denoting a relationship or encounter in which someone is involved with only one other persona one-on-one meeting
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