heart-to-heart talk

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heart-to-heart talk

A discussion that is honest and open, without any attempt to hide emotions. I know you two don't see eye-to-eye, but if you really sat down and had a heart-to-heart talk, I think you'd realize you are both working toward the same goal.
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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.”
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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