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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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Mohammed Rashed Ali Lootah, executive director of the Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection sector at the DED, said: "The consumer friendliness rating also highlights the role and concerns of businesses in keeping Dubai a promising market, both in terms of business competitiveness and consumer protection standards.
The corrected results for verbal friendliness present only a slightly altered picture from the original report: Though the overall model lost significance in the corrected analyses, the PAAQ Pro-Black subscale remained a significant individual predictor of verbal friendliness toward the Black partner.
2005a): Exploring the therapeutic potential of friendliness and friendship in nurse-client relationships.
In addition to greater user friendliness, the key to being the software of choice in this future cornucopia of expanded use is the capability for smooth integration with a diverse range of existing design workflows and tools.
Therapist warmth and friendliness is a therapist's warmth and involvement with a client (for example, acceptance, optimistic), and negative therapist attitude is an intimidating or threatening attitude (for example, negative confrontation, judgmental).
The long-term solution to our friendliness kick--and for the extremes of commercialized feelings and the "aggressive hospitality" Ehrenreich cites--includes some `radical political changes, such as replacing friendliness with real respect, civility, and equality.
Each had to meet two criteria for consideration: environmental friendliness and strengths comparable to other bindersystems.
When camping is over I will always remember Friendliness of campfires And the last glowing ember
Adult rhesus monkeys display a similar cerebral setup, with the left half of the brain often taking responsibility for vocalizations intended to signal aggression, fear, and friendliness, two anthropologists report in the April 26 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
Physician executives' preferences for persuasion strategies were measured by asking them how likely they would be to select the strategies of assertiveness, bargaining, coalition, friendliness, higher-authority, reason, and sanctions (see figure 1, above) in influencing a subordinate who typically communicated with them in an attractive or an unattractive style.
Some 150,000 customers used the Rate My Flight function in the Ryanair app in April, May and June, ranking their overall experience, boarding, crew friendliness, service onboard and range of food and drink, on a 5-star rating system, ranging from 1 star for Ok, to 3 stars for Good, to 5 stars for Excellent.
Summary: Consumer Friendliness Index aims to promote customer satisfaction through fostering healthy competition
Pacino, 75 said: "I have access and I have friendliness everywhere I go.
However, study leader Laura Kray of the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Management, said female negotiators only had an advantage if the flirtatiousness is perceived as above and beyond friendliness.
Everywhere I have been, either at theACC or elsewhere in Liverpool, the friendliness of everyone I have come into contact with has been exceptional.