Meaning of “man-to-man” in the English Dictionary

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"man-to-man" in British English

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man-to-manadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˌmæn.təˈmæn/ us /ˌmæn.təˈmæn/

used to describe an honest and direct conversation between two men:

a man-to-man discussion
We talked man-to-man.

(Definition of “man-to-man” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"man-to-man" in American English

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man-to-manadjective

us /ˈmæn tə ˈmæn/

direct and honest, and done as equals:

I decided to have a man-to-man talk with my son.

(Definition of “man-to-man” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)