mano a mano

adverb or adjective ma·no a ma·no \ˌmä-nō-ä-ˈmä-nō\

Definition of MANO A MANO

:  in direct competition or conflict especially between two people

Origin of MANO A MANO

Spanish, literally, hand to hand
First Known Use: 1950

Rhymes with MANO A MANO


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