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Word forms: heart-to-hearts
countable noun [oft N n]
A heart-to-heart is a conversation between two people, especially close friends, in which they talk freely about their feelings or personal problems. ⇒ I've had a heart-to-heart with him. ⇒ Before the wedding, I had a heart-to-heart talk with my mother.
"Maybe it's time I had a heart-to-heart with her," Will said.Clive Barker SACRAMENT`I want to have a heart-to-heart talk with MaryJane Ackroyd.Gagman, Maurice DOUBTFUL MOTIVESIt was a long time since they'd had a heart-to-heart , he said, and there was no better time than the present.Clive Barker GALILEEJody didn't know why she chose three, but it seemed a reasonable number and she was hoping to have a heart-to-heart talk with her son.Debbie Macomber ANGELS EVERYWHERE