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We use it to describe a “one-on-one” private conversation between two people. The literal meaning “A head to head” is a metaphor for two heads talking to each other.
It can be used to describe a one-on-one meeting at work, a date or just a conversation between friends.
There is a similar expression “un face-à-face” which is similar to the English expression “A face-to-face“. But this isn’t exactly a synonym, since we use it more in competitive contexts, typically for sports games.
Example: “Le face-à-face entre les deux joueurs a commencé ! (The face to face between the two players started!)