man-to-man meaning

Pronunciation:   "man-to-man" in a sentence
Adverb: man-to-man  'mantu'man
  1. Directly
    "we must talk man-to-man"
Adjective: man-to-man  'mantu'man
  1. Forthright and honest
    "had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life" 
  2. Being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player
    - one-on-one

See also: direct, individual, single


[American slang]
adj. Honest and full in the telling; not hiding anything embarrassing. Tom and his father had a man-to-man talk about his smoking pot.
Compare: HEART-TO-HEART.
  • a'man:    Noun: A'manThe Isr ...
  • man:    Noun: man (men)&nb ...
  • man.:    [Architecture]On d ...

Examples

  1. his face creased in a confidential man-to-man smile.
  2. since we are on the subject, we may as well open our minds to each other in a man-to-man way.

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