Definition of heart-to-heart in English:


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(Of a conversation) candid, intimate, and personal: a heart-to-heart chat
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  • In fact, we need heart-to-heart dialogues between friends, between teachers and students, between husbands and wives, between parents and children.
  • He used to drive his children to school in order to get a chance to have heart-to-heart discussions with them.
  • The happy and complacent resolution to the potentially tragic events, brought about apparently by a couple of five-minute heart-to-heart conversations, should satisfy no one.
intimate, personal, man-to-man, woman-to-woman;
candid, honest, truthful, sincere


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A heart-to-heart conversation: they had seemed engrossed in a heart-to-heart
More example sentences
  • Over the years, there have been dances in the dining room, countless heart-to-hearts on the porch, weekends when 20 stayed over, some they even knew.
  • I'm not saying you can't have honest heart-to-hearts.
  • The rest is just a series of semi-connected, extremely well acted, half-finished arguments and incomplete heart-to-hearts.
private conversation, tête-à-tête, one-to-one, chat, talk, word
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