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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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I don't know if your facility is known as the friendliest.
After coming second overall behind The Old Bakery in Norfolk, Michael said: "Dave and I are both overjoyed to be runners up in the AA Friendliest Bed and Breakfast Award.
Describing Dublin, Rough Guides says: Spend a weekend enjoying the Georgian townhouses, squares and historic churches among some of the friendliest people in the world .
The self-proclaimed "world's friendliest restaurant" sits in Albuquerque, New Mexico and serves "breakfast, lunch and hugs" every day of the week.
The friendliest people in the UK are in Yorkshire and Humberside who will go the extra mile and offer tea and biscuits as well as useful information about the local area.
Dave Metcalfe, a retired rail worker from Stockton, said: "I would say nurses are the friendliest and taxi drivers are the least friendly.
WE have celebrated St David's Day - now it's time to raise a glass to St Patrick and make it the friendliest day of the year.
But now it is official - Newcastle is the UK's friendliest city, so what better reason to make it a host city?
He said: "I love coming up here because the North East has the friendliest people.
I think everything should be done to keep one of the safest, friendliest, most fun and cheapest places in the city open
News Correspondent A COMBINATION of Russell Brand's eyes, Gordon Ramsay's nose and Vernon Kay's lips would make the friendliest face in Britain, say researchers.
Too busy pushing for a FIFA Fair Play award for the friendliest fans in the world no doubt.
It's the friendliest of ways to look through volunteer organizations without having to call organizations and find what they have,'' she said.
It wishes England 'every success' at Euro 2004 and 'hopes that the England fans follow the example of Scotland's Tartan Army in being the friendliest fans in world football'.
Employees in the Midlands are the friendliest in the UK because they rate getting on with their colleagues above their personal needs at work, according to a new international survey exploring the quality of our daily lives.