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Definition of mano-a-mano adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mano-a-mano

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˌmɑnoʊ ɑ ˈmɑnoʊ//
 
(informal) (from Spanish)
 
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with two people facing each other directly in order to decide an argument or a competition It's time to settle this mano-a-mano.
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