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"one-on-one" in American English

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one-on-oneadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈwʌn ɔn ˈwʌn, ˈwʌn ɑn ˈwʌn/
having direct, personal communication: Smaller class sizes mean that children get more one-on-one teacher attention.
(Definition of one-on-one from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"one-on-one" in British English

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one-on-oneadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌwʌn.ɒnˈwʌn/ us   /ˌwʌn.ɑːnˈwʌn/
UK also one-to-one A one-on-one activity involves two people talking directly, usually with one teaching or giving information to the other: Each employee has a one-on-one performance review with his or her boss.

one-on-oneadverb

uk   /ˌwʌn.ɒnˈwʌn/ us   /ˌwʌn.ɑːnˈwʌn/
UK also one-to-one If two people discuss something one-on-one, they discuss it directly, without involving anyone else: It's best to talk with him about the problem one-on-one.
US In sports, if something is done one-on-one, it means that each player from one team is matched to a single player from the other team.

one-on-onenoun [C]

uk   /ˌwʌn.ɒnˈwʌn/ us   /ˌwʌn.ɑːnˈwʌn/ plural one-on-ones
UK one-to-one a discussion or meeting between two people, without anyone else involved: As well as general meetings, the president had one-on-ones with the other leaders.
(Definition of one-on-one from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"one-on-one" in Business English

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one-on-oneadjective

uk   /ˌwʌnɒnˈwʌn/ us   US
→  one-to-one
(Definition of one-on-one from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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