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mano a mano

He took the challenge — mano a mano.
  one-on-one or hand-to-hand — especially some kind of combat or competition
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The phrase was first used at bullfights when two matadors competed for audience admiration.
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  • He took the challenge — mano a mano.
  • He actually knocked, went mano a mano with Mom and Scott.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • John knew Artus was more than a match for the Steward, but he was less confident about his ability to take on the Winter King mano a mano.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
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Associated words [difficulty]:   mano a mano [9] , machismo [6] , aficionado [7]
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