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be on bad terms (with someone)

To be in a state of utter disagreement, dislike, or contempt with someone. My ex-husband and I wanted to part amicably, but ever since the divorce started, we have been on really bad terms. 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. 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

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

friendly fire

The firing of a weapon by one's own forces resulting in casualties of an ally or a member of one's own troops. Miscommunication between the two military units meant each was unaware of the other's presence in the area of conflict, resulting in friendly fire that led to the deaths of two soldiers.
See also: fire, friendly

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

user friendly

Intuitive and straightforward for an average consumer or user to operate or make use of. Hyphenated if used before a noun. It's a very powerful piece of software, but it's not very user friendly. Our company has always prioritized making affordable, user-friendly machines.
See also: friendly, user
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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He built Wendy's with a focus on quality: fresh, never frozen beef, fresh ingredients, a friendly and inviting atmosphere, and delicious food at an affordable price.
Note: Locally, Friendly's are at 966 Grafton St., Worcester; 697 Southbridge St., Auburn; and 1060 Main St., Holden.
Our restaurants are family friendly and customers enjoy watching us hand-toss our pizzas, thus our trademark "We Toss'em, They're Awesome".
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TYPE OF BUSINESS: We invite you to share in our passion for great food, impeccable service, friendly atmosphere and sound business sense with your very own VooDoo BBQ & Grill franchise.
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Potbelly is the neighborhood sandwich shop that is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, handdipped shakes, tasty made to order salads, live local music, as well as friendly and lively people.
Our hours of operation (we close at 5PM) are management and staff friendly!
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Sports themed restaurants, family friendly, 14 signature sauces, burgers, 40 TVs for sports, NTN, Liquor.
TYPE OF BUSINESS: Sports themed restaurants, family friendly, 12 signature sauces, burgers, 30 TVs for sports, NTN, Liquor.
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