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mano a manonoun [C]

uk   /ˌmæn.əʊ.æˈmæn.əʊ/  us   /ˌmɑː.nɔʊ.ɑːˈmɑː.noʊ/ mainly US
a bullfight (= fight between men and male cows) in which two people each fight several bulls a competition, argument, or fight between two people: a mano a mano between the two presidential candidates

mano a manoadverb

uk   /ˌmæn.əʊ.æˈmæn.əʊ/  us   /ˌmɑː.nɔʊ.ɑːˈmɑː.noʊ/
If someone goes mano a mano with someone else, they compete, argue, or fight: A loudmouthed woman was going mano a mano with some officials.
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