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adverb     first-hand pronunciation in American English

or firsthand     firsthand pronunciation in American English

  1. in a direct way from someone who is involved in something

    I got it first-hand from Harry that he’s being promoted.

    1. a.
      in a direct way by doing something yourself

      He wants to see firsthand how the policies are affecting people.

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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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