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[wuhn-on-wuhn, -awn-] /ˈwʌn ɒnˈwʌn, -ɔn-/
consisting of or involving direct individual competition, confrontation, or communication; person-to-person:
a one-on-one discussion.
in direct encounter:
I'd rather settle this with her one-on-one.
a meeting or confrontation between two persons.
go one-on-one with, Sports. to play directly against (an opposing player).
Origin of one-on-one
1965-70, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for one-on-one


denoting a relationship or encounter in which someone is involved with only one other person: a one-on-one meeting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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