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1. Marked by candid interaction between men: had a man-to-man talk with his boss.
2. Sports Of, relating to, or being a system of defense in which a defensive player guards a specific offensive player.
characterized by directness or candour: a man-to-man discussion.
characterized by directness and openness; frank.
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|Adj.||1.||man-to-man - forthright and honest; "had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life"|
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
|2.||man-to-man - being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player; "one-on-one defense"|
|Adv.||1.||man-to-man - directly; "we must talk man-to-man"|