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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

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

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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Physician executives in this investigation were significantly more likely to rely on the "softer" strategies of reason and friendliness to persuade a subordinate who communicates in an attractive than in an unattractive style.
InterNations chief Malte Zeeck said: "I was particularly surprised to see how Ireland was perceived in terms of friendliness because the country is famous for that.
Retailers from seven sectors were honoured in the fourth Consumer Friendliness Index of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai at a special ceremony held on Wednesday.
In the second year of the Award which hosted by the DED to honour the top ranked retailer in the consumers friendliness index, Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, presented the winners from each of the six business categories, which include, CafEa, hypermarket, retail, electronics, furniture and cars.
This reduced amygdala discrimination in the brain correlated with parental reports of indiscriminate friendliness.
Table 2 lists the original erroneous results and the corrected results for Study 2 with respect to the correlation between IAT scores and friendliness toward the black and white confederates.
He said, 'Companies with head offices outside of Wales fail to appreciate the needs of their staff here, where it's key to take advantage of the natural friendliness and affinity to their customers, and look to develop the long-term relationships, which they fail to appreciate outside of Wales.
'The rest is for the courts to decide, and it is more important that our fans will think of friendliness in the game and not other things.
Dr Dimitros Buhalis, of Surrey University, ranked 250 of the world's top resorts according to factors such as weather, shopping and friendliness.
For over 18 years, Johnny Rockets has offered the food, fun and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana.
The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune.
But they scored well for family friendliness, availability of goods and friendliness of staff.
The chain-dance entrance and finale expressed friendliness. Wilkins was a show-stopper in the "Schnofler Tanz," a portrait of a happily introspective maiden.
Social workers, especially those suffering from burnout, thus tried to perpetuate methods and reinvent their reputation for openness and friendliness. If the case for social work were made as it had been in the past, insiders reckoned that the profession no longer would be acceptable.
In addition to learning about the process' advantages (weight reduction, reduced or eliminated machining operations, increased design freedom, cosmetic improvement, quality and consistency, and environmental friendliness), attendees also had the opportunity to hear foundries' tips on design parameters, as well as recent success stories.