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: sincere, frank
a heart-to-heart talk


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: a heart-to-heart conversation

Examples of heart-to-heart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Pisces February 19 – March 20 Someone may need to have a heart-to-heart with you. Tarot.com, Baltimore Sun, 3 July 2024 The way the scene is treated—as any other regular, heart-to-heart conversation and not a Very Special Episode—would have been unheard of on TV years ago. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 3 July 2024 That same day, Mercury slips into Leo and your fourth house of home, stimulating heart-to-heart conversations and a newfound perspective on family matters. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 1 July 2024 The moon’s harmonious connection to Mercury inspires a heart-to-heart. USA TODAY, 10 June 2024 Geordie also saw Leonard and Will share a hug after their heart-to-heart in which Leonard realized his own attempt to guilt Will into staying was unfair. Mandi Bierly, TVLine, 23 June 2024 Whether through heart-to-heart conversations or spending time with siblings and relatives, this is an opportunity to strengthen your bonds. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 21 June 2024 Margaret Hamilton on the roof Margaret Hamilton, on the roof, awaits her cue while Jack Haley's Tin Man has a heart-to-heart with Dorothy and the Scarecrow. Jeff Labrecque, EW.com, 17 June 2024 The midnight heart-to-heart about how no one cried at her mother’s funeral. David Ehrlich, IndieWire, 13 June 2024
Exercising your brains should give you an opportunity to bond without the risk of a heart-to-heart that someone's not in the right mood for. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 26 Feb. 2023 But first, Jesse sits down with Zach for a pre-ceremony heart-to-heart. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 21 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use


1855, in the meaning defined above


1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heart-to-heart was in 1855

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“Heart-to-heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-to-heart. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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: frank, sincere
a heart-to-heart talk

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