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person-to-person

adjective uk   /ˌpɜː.sən.təˈpɜː.sən/ us    /ˌpɝː.sən.təˈpɜːr.sən/ US
describes a phone call where you ask the operator (= a person who helps connect people on the phone) to allow you to speak directly to a particular person

person-to-person

adverb uk   /ˌpɜː.sən.təˈpɜː.sən/ us    /ˌpɝː.sən.təˈpɜːr.sən/ mainly US
If you talk to or meet someone person-to-person, you talk to or meet them directly.
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