one-on-one

[wuhn-on-wuhn, -awn-]
adjective
1.
consisting of or involving direct individual competition, confrontation, or communication; person-to-person: a one-on-one discussion.
adverb
2.
in direct encounter: I'd rather settle this with her one-on-one.
noun
3.
a meeting or confrontation between two persons.
Idioms
4.
go one-on-one with, Sports. to play directly against (an opposing player).

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism

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one-on-one
 
adj
denoting a relationship or encounter in which someone is involved with only one other person: a one-on-one meeting

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Example sentences
Here's how to beat your brother at one-on-one-or sink that crumpled memo in the office recycling bin.
The easy-to-navigate app is perfect for coordinating multiperson meetups, but
  it can also do one-on-one chats.
Now he can one-on-one mate, and that is something that every parent should
  anticipate with pride.
Sometimes, however, knowledge of a food source needs to be communicated faster
  than one-on-one training can accomplish.
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