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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. 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

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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Friendliness of clerks was rated from highly friendly to highly unfriendly.
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Patient satisfaction was evaluated using a survey with questions regarding overall satisfaction, the likelihood of recommending their doctor to a friend, how well the patient felt the doctor knew them, and the degree of warmth/ friendliness and reassurance/comfort.
Southampton, England) hears both the praise and the critiques, and it is embarking on an ambitious three-year plan of new products designed to add functionality and increase user friendliness.
The authors found that therapist warmth and friendliness had a positive association with working alliance, which, in turn, was associated with successful referral.
Behaviors measured included leadership, helpfulness, friendliness, understanding, allowing students responsibility/freedom, uncertainty, dissatisfaction, admonishment, and strictness.
What bothers Ehrenreich, I think, isn't civility but extreme cases of good old American friendliness.
After generating quotes for each consumer, the sites were rated for user friendliness, quality of consumer information and price, ShopServe said.
The results of further development and testing of GM'S protein-based sand binder system now validates aluminum casting benefits as well as its environmental friendliness.
In its third annual state-by-state wealth friendliness survey, Bloomberg Personal Finance magazine gives Arkansas a grade of "C" with an overall ranking of 25 and a retirement ranking of 21.
According to data from the Barna Research Group, people who change denominations cite the following influences on their choice of a particular church: a sense of community, friendliness to visitors, service to the poor, convenience of service times, the quality of preaching, children's programs, adult religious education, and music