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English definition of “man-to-man”


adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˌmæn.təˈmæn/
describes an honest and direct conversation between two men: a man-to-man discussion We talked man-to-man.Blunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot saying muchNot being friendly
(Definition of man-to-man adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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