on good terms (with someone)

on good terms (with someone)

Having a friendly or pleasant relationship (with someone). No, Stephanie and I are on good terms now—we reconciled after that argument. You should always try to be on good terms with your boss.
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on good terms (with someone)

friendly with someone; able to interact well and be friends with someone. Bill is on good terms with the people he works with. We are not on very good terms and don't speak to each other much.
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on good terms

On a friendly footing, as in I'm on good terms with the manager, so I'll ask him to help you. Shakespeare used the phrase slightly differently in King Lear (1:2): "Parted you in good terms?" The precise current usage was first recorded in 1669. Also see on speaking terms.
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