heart to heart

heart-to-heart

[hahrt-tuh-hahrt]
adjective
1.
frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.
noun
2.
Informal. a frank talk, especially between two persons.

Origin:
1865–70

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heart-to-heart
 
adj
1.  (esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings
 
n
2.  an intimate conversation or discussion

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heart to heart

Candidly, sincerely, as in We need to talk heart to heart about her coming marriage. This expression is nearly always applied to a conversation of some kind. [Mid-1900s]

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