heart-to-heart talk

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heart-to-heart (talk)

n. a serious and intimate discussion. We sat down and had a nice heart-to-heart for about an hour.
See also: talk

heart-to-heart talk, a

A confidential, intimate conversation. This expression, which implies that two persons are opening their hearts to each other, in fact often refers to a conversation in which one is warning or reproaching the other. The term dates from about 1900 and was sometimes abbreviated, as in S. E. White’s Rules of the Game (1910): “Let’s have a heart-to-heart, and find out how we stand.”
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