tete-a-tete tete-a-tete

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a private conversation between two people
  2. (n) small sofa that seats two people
  3. (adj) involving two persons; intimately private

Usage(s):

  1. Still, the Pope remains the underdog in this intellectual tete-a-tete.
  2. Senior North Korean government officials are scheduled to travel to Seoul this week for ministerial-level talks, the first such tete-a-tete in nine months.
  3. But last August the prince and the Prime Minister held a three-hour tete-a-tete, and on at least one major matter Charles helped to change the most stubborn mind in England.

News

  • The China Syndrome

    Chinese hacking exploits became mainstream news over the past few months leading up to last week’s meeting between U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. While cybersecurity was a primary topic however, there was no breakthrough deal coming out of the tete-a-tete. The two countries did agree to work together on cybersecurity issues in the future.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Network World

Quotes

  1. "Would we like to accelerate that? Yes. That's going to require a real frank sit down, tete-a-tete with the shipbuilders association and the shipyards and the unions to get these procurement projects back on track, or back in the slip," Mr....
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Peter MacKay Source: National Post

  2. "I was seeing stars but I wasn't going to waste my time having a tete-a-tete in the boxing ring," said Snowsill, when asked if she could identify her assailant. "But the trouble was they had just picked my wetsuit up and ripped it down. That...
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Emma Snowsill Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "It is very difficult for me to answer those questions without talking about the meaning of the film," Zvyagintsev says. "I don't talk about it. I prefer to leave the audience alone with the film tete-a-tete and not influence their perception...
    on Jul 1, 2004 By: Andrei Zvyagintsev Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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