man-to-man

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

man–to–man

adjective \ˈman-tə-ˈman\

: happening between two men

sports : of or relating to a way of playing defense in football, basketball, etc., in which each player on the defense is supposed to stop a particular player on the offense

Full Definition of MAN-TO-MAN

1
:  characterized by frankness and honesty <a man–to–man talk>
2
:  of, relating to, or being a system of defense (as in football or basketball) in which each defensive player guards a specified opponent
man–to–man adverb
man–to–man noun

First Known Use of MAN-TO-MAN

1902

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