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 (talk) definition


  1. n.
    a serious and intimate discussion. : We sat down and had a nice heart-to-heart for about an hour.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Heart-to-heart talks allow you time to make amends or accept apologies.
If the student requests such a letter, then it is time to have a heart-to-heart talk, however painful that may be.
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