friends with

friends with (someone)

Having an amicable relationship with someone; (being) a friend of someone. You're friends with Jane, right? How is she doing?
See also: friend
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*friends with someone

a friend of someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) Sally is friends with Bill. Mary and Bill are friends with one another.
See also: friend
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We become the best of friends with our partners or people that we date, but often those friendships disappear once the relationship does.
For example, we make friends with other parents in our child's school.
* It looks like men and women can just be friends after all, as 63% of people say it is easier to make friends with the opposite sex.
And once you're a couple, making friends with other couples is like matchmaking for two.
A lot of girls think that if they aren't friends with the "in" crowd, no one will like them.
Only one in six men are best friends with a schoolfriend, with men tending to make their adult friends at university or at work, the Daily Mail reported.
You list Fred and, before you know it, Facebook sends you a list of Fred's friends and suggests that, because you know him, you might want to be friends with them.
I have a friend, Kiersten, who is friends with my ex-BFF.
So explain to the girls that you want to be friends with both of them.
Following an approach developed by Jussim and Osgood, (21) we averaged the scores of nominated friends with in-home data to derive an index of friends' attitudes.
Eventually, Bing Jing made friends with other students from foreign countries, whom she met in a special English class.
We became best friends with a couple, Kathy and Farzana, and the four of us were so inseparable, we started looking like two straight couples.
Those who had identified with the dead as friends--and later encountered more trauma-related problems--averaged 25 years of age, about 5 years younger than the volunteers who did not associate friends with victims.
Most people have a few really good friends with whom they share a deep level of intimacy and commitment.
The more attached you are to a person, and the longer you are friends with them, there's a greater chance that something might happen to significantly alter your friendship--take it from someone who knows what she's talking about.
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