mano a mano Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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 ​malecows) in which two ​people each ​fight several bulls a ​competition, ​argument, or ​fight between two ​people: a mano a mano between the two ​presidentialcandidates

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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