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Officer Friendly

A police officer who is perceived as non-threatening due to his calm and amiable demeanor. Dale, I know you think aggression is the best way to get information, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to get people to talk to you when you're Officer Friendly. Stop yelling at me! I want Officer Friendly to do my interrogation!
See also: friendly, officer

be on good terms (with someone)

To have a friendly or pleasant relationship with someone. No, I'm on good terms with Stephanie now—we reconciled after that argument. You should always try to be on good terms with your boss. Anne and Paula had been fighting, but they're on good terms now.
See also: good, on, term

be on bad terms (with someone)

To be in a state of utter disagreement, dislike, or contempt with someone else. My ex-husband and I wanted to part amicably, but ever since the divorce trial started, we have been on really bad terms. No, I'm on bad terms with Stephanie ever since that argument.
See also: bad, on, term

be on friendly terms with (someone)

To have a pleasant relationship with someone. No, I'm on friendly terms with Stephanie now—we reconciled after that argument. You should always try to be on friendly terms with your boss.
See also: friendly, on, term

user friendly

Fig. easy to use. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The set-up instructions for the printer were very user friendly. I have a user-friendly computer that listens to my voice and does what I tell it.
See also: friendly, user

be on good, bad, friendly, etc. ˈterms (with somebody)

have a good, bad, friendly, etc. relationship with somebody: He’s not on very good terms with his wife’s family.I’m on first-name terms with my boss now (= we call each other by our first names).
See also: on, term
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High quality, value packed, cooked to order meals, using freshly ground beef, as well as vegetarian friendly burgers, gourmet hot dogs, fresh fixin's condiment bar, including our own secret recipe dipping sauce and signature BBQ sauce, generously portioned fries, onion rings, hand-dipped shakes, freezes, floats, malts, soft drinks and beer.
Cinnabon bakeries are poised for growth because our bakeries are modern versions of our traditional bakery, our guests are always guaranteed unique and delicious treats in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Friendly's Restaurants, a restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment for over 70 years, announced today that it has awarded Zimmerman Advertising of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as its advertising agency of record following an extensive search.
Sun Capital"), a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, and Friendly Ice Cream Corporation ("Friendly's") (AMEX:FRN) today announced that one of Sun Capital's affiliates has completed the acquisition of Friendly's.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX: FRN) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended July 1, 2007.
s ("Angelo Gordon") dedicated Net Lease Group ("AG Net Lease") announced today the completion of a net lease transaction with Friendly Ice Cream Corporation ("Friendly's") whereby AG Net Lease acquired the land and building in which Friendly's currently operates and leases its mid-Atlantic regional distribution center for $6.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX:FRN) will hold its 2007 first quarter conference call on Friday, May 11, 2007 at 11:00 a.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX: FRN) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2006.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX: FRN) today announced that it has retained Goldman Sachs & Co.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX:FRN) will hold its 2006 fourth quarter conference call on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.
Friendly Ice Cream Corporation (AMEX: FRN) today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended October 1, 2006.