Definition of man to man in English:

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man to man

Pronunciation: /ˌman tə ˈman/
1In a direct and frank way between two men: he was able to talk man to man with the delegates
More example sentences
  • I realize you are my employer, but I'd like to speak with you man to man for a moment, if I may.
  • I'm very much looking forward to seeing him and sitting down and talking to him man to man.
  • Dad did occasionally try to talk to me in a man-to-man, father-to-son kind of way.
Synonyms
frankly, openly, honestly, directly, candidly, plainly, forthrightly, without beating about the bush;
2Denoting a defensive tactic in soccer or other sport in which each player is responsible for marking one opponent: the best man-to-man marker in the game
More example sentences
  • One of the biggest keys to a good man to man defensive scheme is what is called player recognition.
  • Concentrate on dribbling, passing, shooting and playing man to man defense.
  • I am sure that if you see TV and watch other matches you will see a lot of goals scored from set-pieces, corners and free-kicks against teams who mark man to man.
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