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heart-to-heart

[hahrt-tuh-hahrt] /ˈhɑrt təˌhɑrt/
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
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for heart-to-heart

heart-to-heart

adjective
1.
(esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings
noun
2.
an intimate conversation or discussion
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