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person-to-person

[ pur-suhn-tuh-pur-suhn ]
/ ˈpɜr sən təˈpɜr sən /
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adjective

(of a long-distance telephone call) chargeable only upon speaking with a specified person at the number called: a person-to-person call to her brother in California.Compare station-to-station.
involving personal or intimate contact between persons: person-to-person diplomacy; a disease contracted through person-to-person contacts.

adverb

(in making a long-distance telephone call) to a specified person: I telephoned him person-to-person.Compare station-to-station.
face-to-face; in person: They interviewed her person-to-person.

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Origin of person-to-person

First recorded in 1915–20
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