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one on one
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
One \One\, n. 1. A single unit; as, one is the base of all numbers. [1913 Webster] 2. A symbol representing a unit, as 1, or i. [1913 Webster] 3. A single person or thing. "The shining ones." --Bunyan. "Hence, with your little ones." --Shak. [1913 Webster] He will hate the one, and love the other. --Matt. vi. 24. [1913 Webster] That we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. --Mark x. 37. [1913 Webster] After one, after one fashion; alike. [Obs.] --Chaucer. At one, in agreement or concord. See At one, in the Vocab. Ever in one, continually; perpetually; always. [Obs.] --Chaucer. In one, in union; in a single whole. One and one, One by one, singly; one at a time; one after another. "Raising one by one the suppliant crew." --Dryden. one on one contesting an opponent individually; -- in a contest. go one on one, to contest one opponent by oneself; -- in a game, esp. basketball. [1913 Webster +PJC]