heart to heart


adjective

  1. frank; sincere: We had a heart-to-heart talk about his poor attendance.

noun

  1. Informal. a frank talk, especially between two persons.

adjective

  1. (esp of a conversation or discussion) concerned with personal problems or intimate feelings

noun

  1. an intimate conversation or discussion

Candidly, sincerely, as in We need to talk heart to heart about her coming marriage. This expression is nearly always applied to a conversation of some kind. [Mid-1900s]

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